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Top 4 Common Water Damage Restoration Mistakes You Should Know

12/6/2021 (Permalink)

Blog Summary: SERVPRO of Lakeway/Westlake alerts customers in central Texas to four of the most common mistakes made when restoring homes after water damage and showcases the benefits of quick and expert service from trained professionals to restore homes correctly and safely.

SERVPRO provides fast, professional service to those whose homes have been damaged by fire or water. Water damage restoration may seem like a difficult task, especially in the immediate aftermath as you sort through your sodden belongings, but restoration companies like SERVPRO are experts in getting a home back in top shape after an unfortunate water or fire incident. Though it can be tempting to try to fix what’s damaged on one’s own, it’s always best to call in those with years of experience to handle every aspect of the process with the care and attention to detail it deserves.

4 Common Water Damage Restoration Mistakes to Avoid by Relying on SERVPRO

  1. Waiting Too Long to Act

It can be hard to act immediately after water damage. There are many different steps to the process of water cleanup and damage repair, and it can be overwhelming. That said, the quicker the work gets done, the better. Left unchecked, even for a short time, water can cause additional problems, leading to even more necessary work like mold removal. A home that’s been damaged by water should be tended to by professionals like SERVPRO as soon as possible.

  1. Failing to See or Recognize Hidden Dangers

Not all water damage is obvious to the naked eye: what can be seen is not always the full extent of the damage. Pipes can be broken, devices can electrify the water, and other hidden dangers may be lurking underneath what is obvious on the surface. That’s why it’s so important to rely on water restoration and mold remediation companies to handle the repairs. Only trained professionals know to look for all of the extra hazards that come with water damage; they’ll make sure everything is done safely and with the proper equipment.

  1. Improperly Handling Damaged Belongings

When water damage occurs and emergency water restoration is needed, many focus first on reclaiming their belongings. However, leaking water, especially water that has been left standing, can be full of bacteria, so those who handle possessions that were in that water are at risk of getting sick. This is precisely why many companies like SERVPRO of Lakeway/Westlake are trained to handle mold removal. These companies have the right safety equipment to clean and disinfect damaged belongings so they’re safe to handle. It’s important to take the right precautions when dealing with water damage, and that means calling in the right people.

  1. Documenting Only Some of the Damage

Remember that with hidden dangers, only what’s seen is reported. Insurance companies will only cover reported damage, so anything that goes unreported will likely be an out-of-pocket expense. This is where hiring a restoration company is crucial. SERVPRO technicians will provide a complete list of all damage, thus helping ensure that insurance covers as much as it is able.

SERVPRO of Lakeway/Westlake provides top-notch restoration services to Austin, TX, and the surrounding areas and cities. Well-trained, knowledgeable technicians know the ins and out of water damage and know best how to identify and repair that damage safely. If your home has been damaged by water or fire, give SERVPRO a call at (512) 261-4790 or visit their website and use their contact form to schedule a visit today!

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