Everything You Need To Know About Water Extraction
Water excess is a bad thing regardless of whether it is from a flood, or a leaky appliance. We can help. We are available 24/7 to assist the entire Washington DC metro area with our water restoration Washington DC experts. Our crews will arrive at your property and extract the water as soon as possible. We dry all belongings.
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It can be scary to have water in your home. If you are experiencing a water emergency, we have all the information that you need. You can read the following sections, or call us. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about insurance, water extraction, or other topics. If you need emergency water removal, call us immediately.
What should you do if your home is flooding or leaking water?
First, contact a water extraction professional in the area. A small leak can be fixed by anyone. It is important to take action quickly if water is leaking from your house or you experience flooding. Water extraction should occur as quickly as possible. Mold and other damage can develop if your property is left to sit wet for too long. These steps will minimize water damage to your home or business while you wait for water restoration professionals to arrive.
Step 1 – Turn off the water supply.
Turn off main water supply valves at your home or business. Is it not obvious where it is? Concrete slab properties often have the main water supply valve located either above or below the water heater. For properties with basements or crawl spaces, the valve is usually located at the top of the wall.
Step 2 – Turn off electricity (if standing water is present)
If your home is at risk of flooding, or if water is rising above the outlets, turn off electricity.
Step 3 – Open the windows
Open the windows to allow air to circulate. This will stop mold growth and mildew smells.
Step 4 – Document the damages
Before any major water extractions or water damage repairs are made, it is important to document the damage. If you don’t document the damage, you may not be eligible for compensation. Photograph the damage immediately and the source. Take photos of personal and building belongings. This will help you maximize your insurance claim.
Step 5 – Remove water from your
Grab a bucket, mop, and towels and soak up all the water you can. If the water had been contaminated (i.e. If the water was contaminated (i.e. If the water came from a contaminated source (i.e. a toilet overflow), it is best to wait for a professional sewer cleaning company.
Step 6 – Dry items
You can move any furniture or valuables that are damaged to another part of your home.
Is insurance available to cover water extraction?
Yes, in the majority of cases. Water damage that is caused by accidental or sudden circumstances will be covered under standard homeowners insurance policies. In other words, insurance companies will cover water damage due to water pipes breaking. Your insurance company must prove that the water damage was caused due to poor home maintenance. If you have questions about water damage insurance, call us today. We are a restoration business and work closely with insurance agents to get you the most compensation for your losses. Get in touch to learn how we can assist you.
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