There are a lot of things that need taken care of following water damage to your Missoula home. It can be completely overwhelming and hard to remember what must be done, and how to do it properly to ensure everything is cleaned up correctly.
During a time that seems overly hectic, the team of water damage cleanup professionals at Five Valley’s Restoration has come up with a checklist for you to follow to help make you feel more in control when dealing with water damage cleanup in your home.
When water has been found, assess the surrounding area and situation for anything that could cause harm. If there is a lot of standing water, turn off all power and gas in the room. Water can contain dangerous chemicals or pathogens, so do not let it come in direct contact with your skin.
If you have flood insurance, contact your insurance adjuster immediately.
A flood or water damage insurance claim will need to be filed as soon as possible. Take photos of all the damage sustained, and make a list of items that have been damaged. An adjuster will arrive to assess the damage, so be sure to keep a record of everything.
If you have furniture, rugs, bedding, etc. in the area where water damage occurred, move it outside. It will be easier to clean and dry out these items when removed from the damaged area, and it will allow room for carpet to be pulled up and dried or replaced if necessary.
There is no need to try to go about this whole process on your own. By calling a water restoration company, like Five Valley’s, you can ensure your home and belongings will be in the best care. Water damage requires immediate attention, and the restoration teams can use advanced drying equipment and techniques to thoroughly dry out the area, and dehumidify the home to prevent mold growth. They will take care of removing carpet, if necessary, and restoring your home. Find a company that is certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification to be sure that the water damage is handled correctly and efficiently.
This may seem like a lot to do, and it is definitely overwhelming if you are dealing with water damage, but the following list will help you respond quickly, keep water damage to a minimum, and make the cleanup and restoration process run as smoothly as possible.
The most important thing is to not get discouraged! If the right steps are followed in the right order, your home can be restored as good as new. When you trust your water damage cleanup to Five Valley’s Restoration and Cleaning, you can guarantee your home and possessions are in the best care possible. Our trusted crew of certified, professional water damage cleanup technicians are available to come to your aid any time as soon as the damage occurs because we know how important a quick response is to both you and your home.