Water can wreak havoc on your home, but with MRC Restoration it doesn’t have to. We specialize in water damage cleanup and repair and as restoration contractors, we work hard to get your property restored to its pre-damaged state so you can go back to enjoying your home with peace of mind.
We understand that dealing with these situations can be overwhelming and stressful. Our goal is to make the restoration process as smooth and stress-free as possible for you. We will work with your insurance company during the entire claims process to help you get the best possible outcome. Call to schedule a free estimate.
One of the most devastating things you can ever experience is severe water damage or flooding in your home. Here are some tips to help you get through this process as smoothly as possible:
1. Your main priority is to stop the water from causing any more damage if possible. Shutting off your water if you have a leak or pipe burst will prevent more water from damaging your home.
2. Your next priority is to call a professional to start taking proper water damage restoration to restore your home back to normal and prevent further damage to your home.
3. Next you should call your insurance company to ensure you have coverage for flooding and get information on all documentation you need to take from this step forward. Most restoration companies will work side by side with your insurance company to make sure you get as much as possible.
4. Turning off your power or the power to flooded areas may be necessary if water is near electrical. Never enter a flooded area of your home before turning off the electricity.
There are many different events that can cause water damage to your home, and it can happen at any time here are some of the most common causes of water damage.
1. Severe Weather. Based on where you live it is important to make sure your insurance policies cover any natural disasters that occur in your area including thunderstorms, hurricanes, flood zones, and other natural disasters. Severe thunderstorms with heavy rain can cause flash flooding in and around your home also high winds can damage the roof of your home allowing rain to flood your home.
2. Clogged Gutters. Your gutter system is designed to draw water away from your home, preventing it from entering. However, when gutters are not regularly checked and clean, they can become clogged allowing water to overflow the edges of your gutters down the sides of your home. From here water can leak into your basement, through windows, and into walls and ceilings causing damage.
3. Leaking or bursting pipes. Leaking or burst pipes allow water to flow through ceilings, walls, and floors causing considerable damage. Water can contact electricity and short circuits, mold growth can occur, or water can get under your foundation and cause costly repairs.
4. Washing machine supply line leak. Your washing machine supply lines have the potential to loosen during the spinning cycle causing a leak or they can become worn and rupture from the constant pressure running through the lines.
5. Blocked Drains. Clogged drains can easily back up and cause flooding and water damage inside your home. Being cautious of what you put down your drains and having hair traps in bathrooms can help prevent drains from being clogged and backing up into the home.
6. Leaking water heater. Having an older hot water heater raises an elevated risk of it beginning to leak. Water heaters have the potential to leak from their connections or the bottoms become rusted out and leaking.
In general water damage is defined as a problem caused by water that destroys the interior of your home. Water damage can be caused by rain intruding into your home, a burst pipe, water backup from clogged drains, toilets backing up into the home, or many other events.
According to Home Advisor, the average amount homeowner will pay in water damage repairs in 2022 is $3,187 with a range from $1,213 to $,5164.
Of course, any cost depends on several factors including the area the home is located, the size of the home, the category of water, and the severity of the damage.
If you have a homeowners insurance policy that includes flooding and damage from natural disasters, then you should have no problems with the insurance covering your water damage claim.
A crucial factor to remember when dealing with an insurance claim is to make sure you document all damages, all losses, and their costs, including the cost of repairs. Having a water restoration professional like MRC Restoration is a great tool to have when dealing with insurance claims as they have experience and know what is needed to get the most out of your insurance.
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