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water damage restoration charleston, water damage charleston, water damage repair charlestonOur homes in Charleston have become a safe haven for us these last few weeks, and it is important to make sure they stay safe. One of the biggest risks to our homes is water damage. Water damage can happen at any time, and form a number of different sources. The biggest problem with water damage is how quickly it can spread and how quickly damages can expound. At Clean Masters, we know how important it is to keep our homes clean and safe, and we want to make sure that homeowners in Charleston know how to correctly respond if water damage does occur and the need for restoration becomes present. Here is what you should do if you experience water damage in your home.

Avoid Any Additional Risks Associated With Water Damage

If the water damage was extensive enough for you to have to evacuate your home, do not re-enter until it has been deemed safe – especially if there is any visible structural damage. Be sure that all power to your home and electrical sources has been turned off before entering a water-damaged area. Water and electricity do not mix, so be sure that you do not risk electrical shock and keep the power off until the area has been cleaned and cleared. This is also a good indication that restoration and remodeling will be needed, so be prepared for that as well.

Be Aware Of Water Contamination

Even if the water in your home looks clear, it could be contaminated by unknown elements. Avoid coming into contact with any water if at all possible. If contact cannot be avoided, be sure to wear the proper protective gear such as waders, waterproof boots, and rubber gloves. Be sure to throw out any food or drinks that have come in contact with contaminated water. Keep kids and pets out of the area to keep them from being exposed to possible contaminants.

Record All Damages And Damaged Property

 You should contact your insurance provider ASAP following any type of water damage. Whether you have insurance or not, before you remove anything that has been damaged by water, make sure that it has been fully documented. Keep lists and take pictures of everything that has been damaged by water. Before any water damage restoration occurs, be sure to have photos of everything. This will help with coverage and proof of damage. This will also ensure that the restoration of your home will be at the highest standard. Take detailed notes regarding all conversations with your insurance, and be diligent in keeping records of everything.

Mitigate Further Damage By Calling A Water Damage Restoration Company In Charleston

When it comes to your home, you want peace of mind that all damage will be cleaned up correctly, and no further damage will ensue. To adequately mitigate the risk of mold and structural damage that follows initial water damage, you need to let professional water damage restoration experts take care of your Charleston home. With 24/7 emergency response services, expertise in water extraction, and commercial-grade drying equipment, along with training and experience, our team at Clean Masters is prepared to respond as quickly as possible. We are open and providing services to those in need during these uncertain times, and we want to make sure your home gets the best care if you experience water damage. 

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