Water damage to your home can be caused by various factors. It is good to know what types of water damage are covered under your homeowners insurance policy so that you can get the water damage fixed as quickly as possible. Water damage can be caused suddenly by a strong storm, as we often see here in Central Virginia. Thunderstorms often knock down trees onto houses causing roofs to cave in resulting in extensive damage to the home. It is very necessary in this case to dry any wet area and provide air circulation to expedite the drying process. Covering the area with a tarp can be helpful also to prevent more water damage. Dehumidifying is also a vital step to insure that the area dries out completely. Always contact your insurance agent to report the storm damage to begin the insurance claims process.
Water damage can also be caused gradually from a leak in a pipe or a valve in your home. In this case mold may have formed which could be dangerous to breath in. Cleaning up mold yourself can result in the spread of it, it is recommended that you have your home tested and cleaned by professionals if you suspect that mold has grown in the wet area.
Whatever has caused the water damage to your home, getting it cleaned up immediately is crucial to preventing any further damage to your home. That is why at Steam Way we have a 24 hr emergency crew that will ensure that any water damage in your home gets cleaned up as quickly as possible.