Water damage in the house is the worst thing to encounter as it is not only quite expensive to deal with the water damage but it also creates a mess in the house. In case of water damage in the house, it can be overwhelming to decide what to do first- whether to try to control the water source on your own or to call in a professional for help. Well, we are here to help in this regard.
If your house is flooding with water and you do not know what to do, here are some series of steps that you can perform to mitigate the risk of more damage in the house through water flooding.
Find the Source of Water
Without panicking, take a deep breath and turn off the electricity supply of your house. This reduces the risk of an electric shock due to the presence of water in the house. If a particular area of the house has water damage like the basement, you can turn off the electricity in that particular area.
After safely cutting off the electric supply, what you need to do is to look for the source of water. Search the house where the water is coming from, either it is a leaking tap or leaking plumbing or it is leaking roof or a burst in the pipes. If you successfully find the source of water damage, what you can do is try to control the leaking water on your own. You can use a cloth to temporarily close a leaking point in order to prevent it from the further leak.
Who To Call?
In order to deal with the problem on a permanent basis, you need to call in the professionals. But who do you call at that moment? There is a bursting water in the house, the mold growth is seen in some areas, you need to dry up the house and clean up the mess and all these require professional service, so who do you call first?
You need to decide what is most important first and what should be treated on an immediate basis. Based on your answer you can decide who to call in case of water damage.
Have you stopped the water from leaking?
If the answer to this question is yes, then you can proceed to other question. If no, then the first call you should make is to the plumber. The plumber can deal with the water damage and treat it in a timely manner to prevent further damage.
Do you have a homeowners’ insurance policy?
If the answer to this question is no then you should proceed to the next question. If yes, then you need to call your insurance company. Your insurance company will guide you on what to do and how to do in this situation.
Does your house have stagnant water or water damage?
If no or minimal, then you can proceed to the next question but if yes, then you need to call a water restoration service. The restoration technicians will help you get your house back in its original condition.