What Should I Do After a Flood, Sewage, or Water Leak?

A flood, sewage backup, or water leak might be homeowners’ worst nightmare. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some suggestions about what to do if you find yourself in such a situation:

  1. Before doing anything further, determine the amount of the damage and get an estimate from a specialist. You’ll want to know how much money you’ll need upfront so you don’t end yourself in more debt than you need to be.
  2. Ensure that your house is adequately ventilated by opening windows and doors. This will aid in drying floors and carpets while also lowering the possibility of mold growth due to the high humidity levels inside.
  3. If there has been substantial flooding, experts advise removing wet goods from your home within 48 hours since the longer they remain wet, the more likely they will mold. That being stated, dispose of anything that has come into contact with water and cannot be thoroughly cleansed. Wet surface off-gassing may cause respiratory difficulties.
  4. If there is any standing water in the room, do not use electrical equipment or even enter unless you wear rubber boots or waterproof shoes. This is done to prevent electrocution and shock.
  5. Hire a water damage repair professional to begin the cleanup procedure as soon as the evaluation is completed. They will use expert gear to dry out carpets and other surfaces, manage mold concerns, remove excess humidity, sanitize impacted areas to remove germs, and estimate the amount of the damage so you know how much your insurance claim will cost.
  6. Contact your house or renters’ insurance carrier as soon as possible to begin the claim process. Whatever repairs you need to do should be covered if you have homeowners insurance.
  7. Finally, don’t start any important remodeling initiatives until you’ve received approval from your insurance company and repair specialist since they will have to take over after the damage is evaluated.
  8. Once the improvements are finished, review your home to ensure that everything is in working condition before moving back in.

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Our technicians and project managers are certified by the IICRC to be experts at water damage repair, restoration, removal, extraction, mitigation, drying, and cleanup. SuperBest Water Damage & Flood Repair Lake Tahoe provides 24-hour emergency response for our customers who have those unfortunate experiences with water damage and after hours. We service South Lake Tahoe, Stateline, Zephyr Cove, Incline Village, Kings Beach, Squaw Valley, and Camp Richardson. SuperBest Water Damage & Flood Repair Lake Tahoe is located at 3091 Harrison Ave #365b, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. Our phone number is 530 443 9120. Call SuperBest Water Damage & Flood Repair Lake Tahoe anytime.