Melting snow, faulty appliances, burst pipes, and foundation cracks all have one disastrous thing in common: the ability for water to flood your home. Whatever the reason, the bottom line is unwanted water can lead to damage to your property and possessions, not to mention headaches involved with restoring your home back to pre-loss conditions.
The average amount of damages from flooding in the U.S. is $8.3 billion annually, according to statistics reported by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety. Flood prevention measures are options to help safeguard your home, but so often flooding can occur with little to no warning or time allowance to stop the water from entering your property.
Making matters even worse, when water damage is caused by a natural disaster, flood coverage isn’t typically provided through your normal homeowners’ insurance policy. Instead, you may need to opt into the federal National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which is available through private insurance companies and independent agents. Still natural floods are among the nation’s most common and costly natural disasters, with many homeowners experiencing incoming waters even outside of high risk flood zones, according to FEMA.org.
Whether your insurance covers the type of water damage to occur in your home, minimizing the aftermath will save you in stress at the very least. If water is on the rise, follow these dos and don’ts before professional restoration service providers can respond and get your home–and life!–back to normal.
Our skilled restoration professionals are standing by to help, but until we can get there, any steps you can take in the meantime may reduce damage and the costs and time associated with bringing back normalcy to your everyday life.
When you suffer from damage caused by a burst pipe, leaky dishwasher, flooded basement, or other water loss, saving time could make the difference in hundreds or thousands of dollars in damage. Call us for water damage clean up service and water damage restoration service immediately.
A&J Property Restoration provides 24/7 emergency services for homes, businesses, and commercial buildings around Madison, Middleton, Sun Prairie, Waunakee, Portage, Milwaukee, Brookfield, WI Dells, Fort Atkinson, Watertown, Oconomowoc, Waukesha, West Allis, and surrounding Dane County Wisconsin areas.