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Water Damage Repair Marlborough Massachusetts

The dangers are not over when the water goes down. Your home’s foundation may have been weakened, the electrical system may have shorted out, and floodwaters may have left behind things that could make you sick. Many flooded items, such as wallboard and mattresses, will hold mud and contamination forever. When in doubt, throw it out. Don’t risk injury or infection.

You and your family have been through a disaster. Your life has been turned upside down, and it will take time for things to return to normal. With all the cleanup and repair jobs awaiting you. A disaster can do damage beyond the obvious destruction and debris you see everywhere. You should recognize that the flood can take its toll on you as well as your property. You need to look after yourself and your family as you focus on the obvious tasks of cleanup and recovery. We service the greater Marlborough Massachusetts area.

Water Damage Repair Tip:

Dispose of damaged items responsibly: you’ll be tempted to throw everything into a dumpster and send it all away and out of site. But if you can organize damaged goods into piles and take what you can to recycling centers, you will help alleviate the pressure on your local landfill site. Go to your city or town’s waste management website to find out where to recycle old paints, stains, adhesives and other toxic liquids, any damaged electronics from cell phones to TVs and computers, furniture, and even drywall.

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Flood Damage Repair Company

It is very likely that your home will be flooded again someday. Flood proofing means using materials and practices that will prevent or minimize flood damage in the future. Many flood proofing techniques are inexpensive or can be easily incorporated into your rebuilding program. You can save a lot of money by
flood proofing as you repair and rebuild. Flood proof as you rebuild. People who are prepared ahead of time are better able to deal with disasters. Getting ready for the next flood can give you a sense of control over the future. Besides, flood proofing will be a definite improvement to your property.

Make Sure It Is Safe to Go Back.

Some floods have more than one crest or peak. Even though the water looks like it’s going down, it may rise again and trap you. Stay tuned to your radio or TV to find out if and when you can go back home. If you are not sure whether you can return, contact your local emergency manager. Each year about 150 people die because
of floods. Many of those fatalities are due to electrocution or other accidents that occur after the floodwaters have gone down. Have someone with you ask you check your home and do repairs. Dress for the task wear sturdy shoes and gloves. We service the greater Marlborough Massachusetts area.

Water Damage Repair Tip:

Everything that came into contact with flood water will need to be disinfected. If the water contained sewage or other hazardous materials, you should discard any porous materials it touched and make sure everything else is thoroughly sanitized. Do this as soon as possible to prevent mold growth.

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Water Damage Restoration Experts

If your property recently experienced flooding or a burst pipe, it is imperative that you obtain professional help immediately. When it comes to water, the longer it is left untreated, the more severe the damage it can cause. we have the tools and resources to remove moisture and safeguard your property. Our water damage restoration specialists have the training and tools necessary to get your home or business looking like new again, back to its pre-loss condition.

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  • RESTORATION
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Affordable, high-quality water damage restoration services conducted by professionals. From the initial inspection to the final coat of paint, our full-service approach saves you time and money while providing you with a fresh start. Broken pipes, malfunctioning appliances, sewage backups, overflowing toilets are common causes of water damage in your home.

Before you try to clean up and repair everything, you need to assess your damage and develop a recovery plan. An organized approach will make the best use of your time and money. If your structure is substantially damaged, you need to ask yourself if you should rebuild at all—it may be smarter, safer, and cheaper to
relocate. If you do rebuild, your recovery plan should include the flood proofing measures that can be
incorporated with repairs and can save you thousands of dollars in the future.

Call Your Insurance Agent

You need to tell your agent about the damage to your home and contents so that your agent can file a claim. The sooner you can talk to your agent, the sooner your claim will be filed and an adjuster will be assigned to review your damage. How much of your loss is covered will depend on your policy. But even if you don’t have full coverage, your agent may be able to give you advice about where to get help with cleanup and repairs.

Your property insurance will fall into one of three categories:

1. Homeowner’s insurance usually covers losses caused by wind, storm, or broken water pipes, but not surface flooding. Some homeowner’s policies may cover basement flooding caused by sewer backup or sump pump failure.

2. Flood insurance covers most losses caused by surface flood water.

3. Wind and hail insurance covers losses in coastal areas from the winds of a hurricane. In coastal areas, homeowner’s insurance often does not cover damage from wind. Read your insurance policies so that you will know what is covered and what is not. If your insurance covers the damages, your agent will tell you when you can expect an adjuster to contact you. The adjuster will determine the costs to repair the damage to your home and your belongings. The adjuster will then submit those costs to the insurance company for
final approval. Your agent will also tell you what to throw away, and what to set aside for the adjuster to review. Find out if your insurance covers living expenses while your home is being repaired. (Flood insurance does not cover that cost.)

Start listing the damage List the damage and take pictures or videos as you clean up so you will have a complete and thorough record. Good records are needed for insurance claims, applications for disaster assistance, and income tax deductions. Some items that are health hazards, such as rotting food and debris, should be thrown away.

 

Water Damage Repair Tip:

Any personal items, furniture, and other contents in your home sitting in the water and the affected area should be moved. If you let your contents sit in the water it will cause secondary damage to the contents and may make them unsalvageable. A lot of times you have heavy furniture that can’t be moved, in this case, a restoration company would put the furniture on blocks to keep the contents off the ground and out of the water.

Don’t just build it back; build it better. Now is the best possible time to think about floodproofing your home because you can take definite action to protect your property in the future. many floodproofing measures are quite simple, cost effective, and easy to put in place. By floodproofing as you rebuild, you can make the next flood easier on you and your wallet.

Floodproofing:

Floodproofing means to remodel or rebuild using materials and methods that will prevent or minimize damage from future floods. Consider the benefits to flood proofing your home:

• By protecting your home from damage, floodproofing will save you money and aggravation during the next flood.

• Many floodproofing measures are inexpensive.

• Protecting your house from future flood damage will increase your property’s resale value.

• Many floodproofing measures can be easily worked in during repair and rebuilding, reducing your costs.

• Some financial assistance programs can help pay for floodproofing.

• By preparing for the next flood, you regain control over your future. A guaranteed way to reduce your level of anxiety and stress. You don’t have to wait for the government to act; you can take care of protecting your home when you are ready.

• Floodproofing won’t make it possible for you to stay at home in a flood. But it is likely to make it much quicker and easier for you to clean up the next time. Before you repair or rebuild, the first thing you should do is talk to your town’s or city’s or county’s building department.

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