Have A Roof Leak And Water Damage? Call The Experts And Your Insurance Company
If you had a roof leak and it caused a lot of water damage around your home, talk with the water damage restoration professionals and get them to your property quickly to start cleaning. They have the tools and machines to get the water out of the house, and the faster you act the more things you can save.
If the damage is extensive, this may be an issue you need to report your home insurance provider. The water damage restoration team is capable of removing moisture and bacteria, and cleaning the home so it's safe for you to live in after the leak. Here are important things you need to have done.
Water Extraction and Removal
The company will remove the water and moisture from all of the building materials, furniture and fabrics in the space as quickly as possible to prevent mold from growing. Once the moisture is removed the company will use a cleaning agent to kill the bacteria in the space, and to prevent mold from developing, and they will clean the furniture, carpeting and other areas that are affected.
If your house was built during the mid-20th century, there could be materials that contain asbestos. When the water damage occurred the asbestos could have become airborne, and it's toxic if inhaled. It leads to many health risks like cancer and other respiratory problems, and you don't want to remove it on your own. Ask the water damage removal company if they will remove the asbestos from the space.
The ventilation system throughout the house may have water lingering in it, and there could be mold and mildew spores getting spread around every time the furnace or air conditioner is used. Have a professional clean out the ventilation system and the ducts, and replace the filters on the air conditioner and furnace to ensure bacteria isn't getting moved around the home.
Talk with your insurance agent after you talk with the water damage restoration company so you can start to make a claim, and see if they will pay for the services. Since the restoration company may prevent you from having to rip up the carpeting or flooring, and they may be able to save your furniture and other things, the insurance company may pay for the work that needs to be done. You'll want to call right away to see if a roof leak is covered under your policy.