When you have experienced a flood or a major leak in your house, there are many imperative tasks that you should add to your to do list. One of the first things that you should do, of course, is hire a professional water damage repair company to take care of it, but it is imperative that you also do the following tasks for the smoothest possible experience.
Call Your Insurance Company
You need to call your insurance company to determine whether the damage is going to be covered by your insurance policy. When there is water damage present in your home, repairs can get seriously expensive so it is very important that you check with the insurance company to determine whether the cost of repairs is going to be covered or what you can expect to pull out of your own pocket.
Get Out Your Camera
Another thing that you should do is get out your camera and take as many detailed photos of the damage that you can. This will help you when you need to provide evidence of the damage to your insurance company. One mistake that many people make, and which may constitute insurance fraud, is misrepresent the amount of damage that the property sustained, so if you can do so safely, get as many photos of the damage that you can, as your insurance company will likely request it.
Wait For The Okay
Wait until the professionals at United Restoration & Construction give you the okay to reenter your home. While we certainly understand that as soon as water damage or leak occurs, you want to go back home and make sure your stuff is okay. However, because we are a family owned and operated company that has been providing water damage restoration services for several years, we have the IACC certifications necessary to identify when a property is structurally unsafe and when it is okay to reenter the property again.
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