Water Damage Tips in Washington DC
Many DC residents have learned that water damage can not only destroy your home and your finances, but it can also destroy the sentimental items that you can’t put a price tag on. For that reason it’s a good idea to understand what causes water damage so you can prevent it. But if you cannot avoid it then here are some tips on what to do if you have been victimized by it.
The first concern should be the safety of yourself and whoever else is inside the affected home or area. Some of the most common causes of injury that we have seen after water damage to a structure are slip hazards, and electrical shock due to careless mistakes that could have been avoided. On this note, don’t just go about life as usual. Avoid kitchen appliances, and avoid tampering with major electrical devices that are connected to the building until authorities have deemed that it is safe to do so. This includes ceiling fans, lights, and televisions.
The next concern should be to begin the cleanup process. Depending on the severity of your damage you may need to contact the local authorities, and insurance provider, but eventually they will most likely get a SERVPRO® crew out to your location to fix it up.
Learn more about water damage, or any of the other services that we offer at SERVPRO®. If you find yourself dealing with a disaster, and need emergency repair, contact SERVPRO® of Marlton and Morningside today!