Chances are you have either experienced water damage to your Austin home or had someone you know experience flooding and water damage. Water damage can occur from rain or other things in and around your home. With all the rain that we have had in the Austin area; it’s important to make sure you know basic information if you suspect damage to your home.
Are you prepared for water damage?
You need to find out what kind of insurance you have. There is a difference in policies – burst pipes vs flooding from Mother Nature. It is important that you look over your insurance policies and make sure that you understand it all. Ask questions about water damage and what your particular policy covers.
You have water damage, now what? Whether it’s from the massive rains in and around Austin or a pipe in your wall that burst. What you do in the next 24 – 48 hours matters. We will discuss mold more detailed in another RPM Lonestar blog however; mold will begin to grow in less than 2 days from your water damage. To prevent mold growth, you will need to get your property completely dry again within that 48-hour window. To do this, you’ll need to contact a company that specializes in water damage restoration and emergency water extraction. They will have the professional water removal equipment and drying equipment to get the job done as quickly as possible.
Call your insurance company immediately and take pictures! Document your belongings that have been damaged. Also, water damage is categorized as one of three levels by how polluted the water source was that caused the damage. Research these categorizations and become knowledgeable of your Austin property.
If you are a tenant or owner of Real Property Management Lonestar and you suspect you have water damage or could have some flooding issues; call us – 512.520.9060
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