A message from SERVPRO of Morro Bay water damage experts
Water damage in Morro Bay? Here are 4 things you should know about the water cleanup process
–You never expect a flood to affect your Morro Bay California home, but the truth is it can happen to anyone. Whether heavy rains bring standing water or a pipe burst causes a flood, you need to know how to address the cleanup process.
How to address the cleanup process
It’s best to turn to professionals. You may want to save yourself some money by tackling the cleanup on your own. Cleaning up after flooding shouldn’t be a do-it-yourself project. If you don’t get control of the moisture correctly, you could end up having to deal with mold growth, structural damage and other major problems. Working with a professional remediation team makes the process simpler.
Time is not on your side. Because you need to hire a cleanup crew, you may want to take your time to find the best team out there that fits in your budget. However, you need to address a pipe burst as quickly as possible. If you let water set in your home for too long, you can increase your chances of mold growth. Even clean water can provide a great environment for spores to start colonizing.
Your insurance policy may help. Paying for a water damage restoration and cleanup can make your head spin. Thankfully, many homeowner’s policies cover at least some causes of flooding. Talk with your provider to find out if your damage could be covered under your policy.
Special equipment may be necessary. Depending on the extent of your problem, the professionals may need to bring in special equipment. A broken water line may be able to be fixed with a simple shop vac, but a backed-up sewer line may require a trash vac to ensure all the sludge is removed from your house.
Figuring out what you can expect after a pipe burst, leaky faucet or other source of a flood can make you feel less stressed. Each cleanup process may be different depending on the source of the water.