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How You Can Help During Water Damage Clean Up

Have you experienced water damage in your home? As a homeowner, there are certain things you can do to help the water mitigation process go smoothly.  You, your water mitigation company, and your insurance adjuster are a team. As a team, you are working together to accomplish the goal of restoring your home to its pre-water loss condition. Of course, you want this to be done as quickly as possible and without any glitches, so what are some ways you can help this happen?

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1. Keep all drying equipment running that your mitigation company has placed. Make sure to keep them on for the time period they have specified. The machines may be loud or a nuisance, but it is critical to keep them on for your home to dry in a timely manner.

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2. Go through your contents, make a list, and record damaged items. By making an inventory of your damaged items you may be able to speed things up. Take pictures so that you have a record of the items
Be home at the time your mitigation company has scheduled. It is important that the technicians have access to your home as much as possible. Try to be flexible with the times you are available. Some companies may give you a lockbox option.  By placing a lockbox on your home, this will allow work to be performed when you are not able to be there.

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3. Keep all paperwork and receipts organized. You may need to stay in a hotel while the work is being done on your house. Keep your receipts of money spent during the water loss for insurance purposes. Make sure to keep all the important paperwork together and in a safe place.

Most importantly, take the advice from the professionals you are working with. They are on your side and have experience dealing with water losses. Trusting what they say and complying will only make things easier. Don’t let a water loss bring you down. The professionals at ServiceMaster Restoration are here to help you. Offering emergency water mitigation services and on-call 24 hours, 7 days a week. No loss is too big for us to handle. Give us a call today.