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Water Damage - What To Do If It Happens To You

Tue 06 Oct 2009 - 10:01

Water Damage - What To Do If It Happens To You
By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=David_Selter]David Selter

Typically, there are more than 70 water damage incidents monthly in a population of 100,000 people. That means that there are over 1,400 water damage incidents per month in a metro area the size of Houston. Even though there is a minimal chance that you may experience a water damage incidence in the next five years, there there is a very good chance that you won't be ready for it. The water damage may be very devastating, especially if you do not know what to do in this situation.

First, remain calm. Be sure to turn off the breaker to the wet areas of the building before entering hose areas, or unplugging and moving anything electrical. Only then should you move any items on the floor to dry areas. If the source of the water is a broken or leaking pipe, turn off the water to building, or to that area.

Second, call a professional who has the experience to know how to handle these situations. Then the professional will know how to take care of your problem. They can immediately being the drying process, and most importantly, take control of the situation and put your mind at ease. They will monitor the drying process daily, and keep your insurance company informed.

Third, don't wait. Most insurance policies require the insured to take actions to mitigate further damage. Experts agree that the first 48 hours are critical in preventing the growth of mold and other microbes that can lean to can unhealthy environment and the need for more extensive structural repairs. That's why it is important to have professionals on site as soon as possible to remove all excess water and set up the property equipment to produce large amounts of dry air and begin the drying process immediately.

We at DryMore Company have a combined 36 years experience in emergency water restoration in the Gulf Coast area. Our experience includes drying out structures damaged by tropical storms from Houston to Florida, including Allison and Rita, broken water pipes, and local flooding rains. We have dried and restored everything from a partially wet room in a home, to entire department stores, hotels and other large commercial properties. We at DryMore have been through these tough situations many times. We have the experience, expertise, and equipment to get the situation under control and get you back to normal as soon as possible. http://www.drymore.com

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