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Wayland Residents - Common Mistakes Made With Water Damages

4/1/2022 (Permalink)

Steps with mold on them from prolonged water damage These stairs are from the "Waiting Too Long" mistake.

When encountering water damage in your home, many peoples first reaction would be to start cleaning the mess up themselves.  As it is good to stop the source and try to remove excess water, the most critical mistake would be to handle everything on your own.  Below are some common mistakes that homeowners make when a water damage happens in their Wayland home.

"I'll just put a fan on it."

Many of our mold jobs come from a homeowner or business owner that decided to turn their water damage into a DIY project.  SERVPRO of Allegan / Barry County has technicians specifically trained in water restoration through the standards and best practices of The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).  There is a science to drying, and SERVPRO of Allegan / Barry County technicians are experts in it.  We use advanced inspection and extraction equipment to dry and restore as efficiently as possible; finding hidden water that the naked eye cannot see.

Waiting Too Long

We understand, life is hectic.  But when water damage affects your home, immediate action is key.  The longer the water sits, the more damage to your home and belongings.  Taking care of the situation promptly can save you lots of time, stress, and money.

Not Understanding Your Homeowners Policy

Many homeowners don't even know which insurance carrier they have, let alone know what is included in their policy.  Make sure to get with your insurance agent before a disaster to know what type of coverage you have.  If you live in a high flood zone you should consider adding flood insurance since that is not covered by normal homeowners insurance.  Also, if you have a sump pump in your basement, look into an endorsement, or rider, for a sump pump failure.

Don't make these mistakes.  If you're dealing with a clean water damage, there are tips that you can do while waiting for SERVPRO of Allegan / Barry County to arrive.  Call us today, 269-686-0664

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