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Tips for Handling a Water Damage

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Water damage can occur following a wide range of circumstances. Whether people experience floods, broken pipes, or even just prolonged exposure to water sources such as leaking potted plants, water damage restoration can be a stressful process. Fortunately, we are here to guide and assist our customers throughout the Virginia Beach and Norfolk areas.

The first tip that clients should keep in mind is that they can work with any water damage restoration company they choose, not just the company that their insurance adjuster recommends. This is reassuring to many of our clients who have come to trust us and our abilities. They know we are available to help them get through this difficult time and restore their homes to their condition before the water problems began.

Remember also that whenever water damage occurs in a home, the first step should always be to try and dry out the carpet as quickly as possible. If it is a removable rug, such as an oriental carpet, move the carpet to a dry, clean area to air out. If water needs to be drained from the home, that should be taken care of swiftly, with the goal of having the carpets dried out within 36 to 48 hours. The longer the carpets remain exposed to the water, the more severe the damage will be and the more difficult and costly they will be to restore.

Timely action and contact with an expert water damage restoration company is always the best and safest way to go. When people dry to clean up the damage themselves, they often miss hidden sources of damage and mold, such as water that has seeped into hidden cavities and cannot be seen without special equipment. Even if this moisture cannot be seen, it can still cause mold, odor, and slowly damage the carpet.

After water damage has occurred in a home, it can be a stressful and exhausting process to complete a restoration. We are here to help our Virginia clients meet the challenge head on and make it as painless and easy as possible. Our clients know that our professionalism, capabilities, and integrity mean they will always receive the best possible result when they give us a call.

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