Broken pipes, sump pump overflow or sewer back-up — all of these items can cause water damage to your home. What can you do if your property has sustained damage from a water loss? Here are some recommendations to minimize the damage:
- Locate your main water shut off valve and contact a plumber if necessary.
- Place furniture on risers to prevent further damage.
- Remove any undamaged items and store them in a safe area.
- Contact your agent to report the claim and discuss any mitigation/clean-up efforts needed to prevent further damage.
Water damages can often have hidden consequences if not attended to, so do all you can to protect the area from further damage. For more tips on home maintenance and safety, check out our blog.