Frequently Asked Questions About Water Damage in Laconia Homes
SERVPRO Has Answers For You About Your Homes Water Damage
An estimated 14,000 individuals in the United States have a water damage event occur in their home or business every day. Also, an average of 98% of basements can expect some form of water loss during their service life.
When water damage happens in Laconia homes, property owners often have questions. Here are some of the most common ones asked about residential water loss.
It is impossible to tell just by looking at the structure and contents are by the water. SERVPRO techs have access to some of the most advanced moisture detection equipment in the restoration industry. These devices allow them to find embedded moisture under floors, within walls, and in other areas. This action alone assists in avoiding additional damages and mold growth.
How Does Water Damage Happen?
Frequently seen internal causes are leaks, appliance failures, overflows, and sewage backups. Fixing small leaks in the structure and plumbing can help avoid significant scale water loss events in the home in the future.
Is the Need for Water Removal Considered an Emergency?
Absolutely. Building materials such as sheetrock and wood are absorbent and react in ways such as swelling or buckling, which damages the structure. Because of the need for expedited extraction, SERVPRO techs show up on-site to most properties within an hour from the initial call. When the water in the home is the result of a sewage backup, the contaminated nature of the spill needs a quick cleanup to limit loss.
What Steps Should Homeowners Take When a Water Loss Occurs?
As soon as the need for water removal occurs, homeowners should contact their insurance adjuster and inform them their next call will be to SERVPRO to start the extraction and drying restoration process.
Does Insurance Cover All Water Loss?
The short answer is no. The average homeowner's insurance policy covers loss through sudden or accidental water loss, such as a pipe burst or a washing machine dumping a tub of water in the laundry room. Each case is individual, and if you are not sure what elements your coverage handles, review it with your agent and make sure you know what is covered and what is not.
At the first sign of any water damage, call the pros at SERVPRO of The Lakes Region at (603) 527-2518. The certified techs can remove the water and dry the property, so it is "Like it never even happened."
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