Why Appropriate Dry out is Necessary after Water Damage

There are many things that can happen to damage a home. However, not many of the most common issues will cause as much damage as what can be caused by a flood or other forms of water damage. Not only can water cause damage to the surface area of the home, such as carpet and removable items in the home, but it can also damage the building structure as well.

20140901_104948One of the most important things that a homeowner can do after a flood has occurred is to make sure that the proper dry out procedure has been taken. If water is able to sit in a home, there is a danger that additional damage will occur to the structure of the home.

Water can seep into the wood, drywall, insulation and other components that make up the home and cause them to begin to rot and degrade. If they become too damaged, the entire safety of the home may become compromised.

Another issue that can appear is the growth of dangerous mold. Toxic mold requires surfaces be extremely wet for several days in order to begin growing. For this reason, it is vital that the water is removed from a home as soon as possible.

There are many health risks that can be caused to the people living in a home where mold is present. It is also very expensive and time consuming to have mold removed from a home, so it is best to prevent it in the first place. One of the best ways to prevent mold is to have a professional dry out your home properly after water damage has occurred.

When you hire a professional to dry out your home, you will not need to worry about purchasing any supplies or learning how to complete the project on your own. You will also be able to rest assured that the water has been removed properly and the integrity of your home is in shape.

 

20140901_101743Your home is a great investment and it is important that you protect it from the damage that water can cause. If you have a flood, you should call a professional in order to assess exactly what needs to be done in order to keep your home safe from the damage that the flood can cause.

You should also talk to your insurance company because it is a possibility that your policy will pay for repairs that have been completed in regards to the water damage. It is best to call your insurance company immediately so that they can look at the damage before any repairs are made.

It is also best to begin documenting the initial damage yourself by taking pictures and listing the items that will need to be replaced. Your insurance company will request this information and it will make the process easier if you already have it prepared for them in advance. After your adjuster reviews the damage, you will then be able to learn more about the steps that you will need to take in order to completely repair everything that has been damaged.

Call Water Damage Zone, Inc. today (877) 520.1923– your future bills may be a lot smaller, if you follow these simple tips.

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Van Nuys, CA 91411

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Water cleanup challenges can come into your life in many unfortunate ways:  heavy rain, a hurricane or tornado, flooding, broken water pipes or a sewer overflow or backup.
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However, if your home or business is subjected to water, it is not only  a big headache.  It can also lead to major property damage and, if left untreated, can lead to mold growth.
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Water on your property will not only damage your property, but it will also create a perfect environment for mold to grow and spread.  Mold can be toxic to anyone that comes in contact with it and can lead to short and long term health problems. The most effective way to protect your property from water damage and the threat of mold infestation is to have a licensed and professional water cleanup firm begin the water cleanup process as soon as possible.  When you have a water cleanup job on your hands, turn to the professionals at Water Damage Zone, Inc.

The team at Water Damage Zone and Restoration is here to help you clean up the water in your home or business.  Our team of experienced and courteous professionals are  ready to help you 24/7, we will assist in cleaning up your home or business in order for you to get your life back to normal.

It is important that you let the professional team from Water Damage Zone and Restoration start with the water cleanup as soon as possible to prevent long-term damage and mold growth.

Our staff is on call 24 hours a day/7 days a week so call us the minute that you are able to begin mitigating the water damage as quickly as possible.  Water cleanup is serious and challenging, and the staff at Water Damage Zone and Restoration is ready to tackle that challenge so you don’t have to – and so you can get back to normalcy as soon as possible.

We specialize in the following areas:
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Water Damage vs. Flood Damage

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Flood Damage Vs. Water Damage

It Pays To Know The Difference

Water, water everywhere, but not a drop should be there. With dismay, you discover that your home is filled with damaging water. Will your insurance policy cover this loss? That depends on the type of insurance you chose to purchase and how the water entered your house.
There basically are two insurance policies that deal with a homeowner’s damage due to water — a flood insurance policy and a homeowners insurance policy. Losses not covered by one of these policies may be covered by the other. Knowing the losses to which your home could be exposed will help you decide whether to buy one or both of these insurance coverage.
While insurance policies may differ in the coverage provided from homeowner to homeowner, there often are basic features common to all policies. You should ask your insurance agent or insurance company about the specifics of your insurance policy. In the meantime, the Insurance Information Network of California (IINC) offers the following general information based on standard insurance policies.
FLOOD INSURANCE
As the name implies, a standard flood insurance policy, which is written by the National Flood Insurance Program, provides coverage up to the policy limit for damage caused by flood. The dictionary defines “flood” as a rising and overflowing of a body of water onto normally dry land. For insurance purposes, the word “rising” in this definition is the key to distinguishing flood damage from water damage. Generally, damage caused by water that has been on the ground at some point before damaging your home is considered to be flood damage. A handful of examples of flood damage include:
A nearby river overflows its banks and washes into your home.
A heavy rain seeps into your basement because the soil can’t absorb the water quickly enough
A heavy rain or flash flood causes the hill behind your house to collapse into a mud slide that oozes into your home.

Flood damage to your home can be insured only with a flood insurance policy — no other insurance will cover flood damage. Flood insurance is available through your insurance agent, insurance company or local Federal Emergency Management Office (FEMA). To determine if your home is located in a flood plain, contact your county planning office. If you are living in a flood plain, flood insurance may be an excellent purchase.
HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE
A homeowners insurance policy doesn’t provide coverage for flood damage, but it does provide coverage for many types of water damage to your home. Just the opposite from flood damage, for insurance purposes, water damage is considered to occur when water damages your home before the water comes in contact with the ground. A few examples of water damage include:
A hailstorm smashes your window, permitting hail and rain free access into your home.
A heavy rain soaks through the roof, allowing water to drip through your attic or ceiling.
A broken water pipe spews water into your home.

Even if flood or water damage is not covered by your homeowners insurance policy, losses from theft, fire or explosion resulting from water damage is covered. For example, if a nearby creek overflows and floods your home, and looters steal some of your furnishings after you evacuate, the theft would be covered by your homeowners insurance because it is a direct result of the water damage. However, the flood damage would be covered only if you have flood insurance.
It’s important to note that flood insurance and homeowners insurance do not duplicate coverage for water damage. Instead, they complement each other.
It is up to you to talk to your insurance agent or insurance company about flood insurance and homeowners insurance, and then decide which insurance coverage you need to protect your home, its contents and your family.

Information provided by:
http://www.iinc.org/articles/18/1/Flood-Damage-Vs-Water-Damage/Page1.html