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Got Water Damage? Follow These Steps for Speedy Cleanup! [infographic]

When water is clean, fresh and located where you want it, it can be a blessing to have within your home. However, water throughout your home where it is neither wanted nor intended is highly problematic and can lead to severe water damage issues. Here at Warren Restoration, we want to help ensure that your water damage is cleaned and taken care of speedily with the help of our experts. Here are a few things you should do when you encounter water damage.

Got Water Damage? Follow These Steps for Speedy Cleanup! [infographic]

  • Ensure your safety, above all else. Water damage can come from many sources and range from a leaky sink to an overflowing river flooding your property. Above all else, ensure that you are safe should the water damage be severe.
  • Don’t panic! It can be easy to worry or panic when you see flood waters in your home. Do your best to keep a level head and assess the situation before diving in, figuratively speaking.
  • Quickly assess the source of the water with precautions. When it comes to water sources, you have clean water, grey water and black water. Clean water is from pipes or rain, grey water comes from sources like washing machines, and black water comes from sewage or serious flooding. Do not enter black or even large amounts of grey water, since these can be hazardous to your health.
  • Find a water shutoff source, if any. If the source of your water damage is from a clean or gray water source, find the source of the shutoff. Sometimes this can be the shutoff valve for the water to the property.
  • Call in an expert in water removal/cleanup. If you are able to stop the water or not, your first call should be to water damage cleanup experts like ours. Because we have emergency services, we can get to you any time of the day or night and start immediate cleanup.
  • Call your insurance agents. Your next call should be to your insurance agents. Because insurance companies want to avoid as much damage as possible, they will most likely work with any reputable company that you call.
  • Be cautious in removing wet items. If you have slow but steady flooding occurring, you might want to start removing items to save them for drying. Be cautious in doing so, however, since these items might not be salvageable and could be hazardous.
  • Keep your receipts during the interim. If you are displaced by your flooding and cleanup process, be sure to keep your receipts for your insurance company. This can include receipts for lodging, food, office accommodations, etc.

If you have other questions about water damage, our team would be happy to help you. For more information, please give us a call today!

When You Can Claim Water Damage On Your Home Insurance Policy

Water damages are one of the biggest reasons no homeowner should skimp on good coverage. Whether it’s from a busted pipe, broken septic system or a flood, water damage is one of the most crucial forms of coverage on a home insurance policy.

Although water damages are one of the most common claims, knowing what classifies as eligible damage can be tricky. In fact, there are many instances where a homeowner may want to claim water damages but cannot receive compensation.

Read on to learn more about how home insurance providers define water damages, what types of water damages you can claim and how to get covered in the event your property is affected.

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If you see a water stain on your ceiling, it is likely because of a leak coming from a heating appliance, your roof, or a part of the plumbing system. It may have seeped through the ceiling and then evaporated, leaving the discolored patch of mineral deposits. Warren Restoration is interested in helping clients do some detective work and find the source of the leak.

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When Will Insurance Cover Mold Damage?

Restoration companies are often asked whether or not their insurance covers mold damage in their home. The answer typically depends on how the mold or water damage got there in the first place. Read on to learn more about what you can expect if you are dealing with either issue.

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Don’t Ignore the Minor Issues

Never Ignore Minor Home Problems

Homeownership is one of the best feelings ever, but there is a lot of responsibility when it comes to owning a house. Maintenance applies to more than just appliances. When these problems aren’t addressed in a timely manner, more significant issues can occur, including repair bills ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars. Warren Restoration has some tips on how to catch these issues early so they can be quickly taken care of.

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A storm can cause massive damages to your property in the blink of an eye. It can be overwhelming to the victims of the disaster in the first few days when figuring out how to get their lives back together. If you are aware of what to expect or do after experiencing a storm, then you will be prepared to restore things to how they were before the incident occurred as soon as possible.

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Mold is a kind of fungus that is found almost everywhere. One of molds role is to break down natural things such as old food. Although it is everywhere, it is harmless in small amounts. However, if molds ends up in a damp area within your home, it can grow. It grows especially quickly in moist, dark spaces such as basements. Molds then can become a problem since they have the potential to produce allergens, irritants and even disease.

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Mold remediation can be a costly expense to a homeowner if the damage is severe. We here at Warren Restoration understand that the best case scenario for our clients would be if they never had to contact us at all! You can catch mold growth before it becomes a problem if you stay conscious of these early signs.

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In order to protect your home’s piping system from clogs that can lead to water damage, it’s important to know more about maintenance of your pipes and how you can repair clogs. These are a few simple ways that you can unclog a drain that’s been blocked by debris. By following these tips you can save money on repairs and lengthen the lifespan of your pipes.

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