Water Damage Restoration

Water Damage Restoration

Yorktown Water Damage Restoration, Newport News Water Damage Restoration Does your home or business require water damage restoration in Newport News, Yorktown or the surrounding areas? Let STAT Services Inc know and we will be able to dry and restore your home back to normal fast! Water damage can leave extra damage underneath the surface if you do not take the proper steps in the removing process.

If you do require water damage restoration, your first step will be to call STAT Services, as you will need a certified water damage restoration professional starting the process of preventing further damage. Time is of the essence when dealing with standing water. If not taken care of immediately, standing water has many consequences, including: mold, mildew, unnecessary added expenses and possible health risks. Many homeowners do not realize the degree to which water can penetrate into nooks and crannies. This leaves trapped pockets of water within the structure of the home which results in mold growth. Water damage restoration can be accomplished very quickly and the cost associated with it is relatively low, especially when compared to the cost of mold remediation if the dry-out process is not done properly.

Yorktown Water Damage Restoration, Newport News Water Damage Restoration After calling STAT Services, then call your insurance claims representative. You should not wait for them to arrive to evaluate before beginning the mitigation process. By then, enough time could have lapsed for microorganisms to grow and amplify, which may not be covered by insurance. Did you know that mold can germinate in 72 hrs? Your insurance company expects you to begin loss mitigation, which is as they define it “reasonable and prudent measures designed to preserve, protect, and secure property from further damage” including mold growth. You will want to take notes and pictures of the damage for the insurance claim, before any soaked items are disposed of for compensation purposes.

Below are some rules to follow if your home or business needs water damage restoration:
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DO:

  • Take necessary steps to stop the water source. Call a plumber if needed.
  • Turn off the circuit breakers to flooded areas if panel is safe from electrical shock.
  • Unplug electronics and remove from area
  • Remove small furniture items and use foil or plastic wrap under legs of heavy furniture to avoid staining the floors.
  • Lift draperies off the carpet, loop through a coat hanger, and place the hanger on the drapery rod.
  • Check under furnishings, bedding and closets for contents that may become damaged or ruined.
  • You want to document and take pictures of the damage for the insurance claim before any soaked items are disposed of.

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DO NOT:

  • Use a vacuum cleaner or shop vac due to electric shock hazards
  • Use ceiling fan or light if ceiling is wet.
  • Enter if the structure has been damaged by wind, storm or a flood. It may not be safe.
  • Put newspaper on the wet floor, since the ink may transfer to the flooring.
  • Handle items or turn on any air moving equipment if the water is suspected to be contaminated with SEWAGE or rising FLOOD WATER from rivers and streams.
  • Remove any flooring materials.

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Click here to read the 4 Steps to Securing Your Home After Water Damage

If you’re in need of an expert in water damage restoration in Newport News, Yorktown or the surrounding areas, give us a call and we’ll guarantee to be on site within 90 minutes. Call or email STAT Services when you need it done right, right now! For any questions or concerns, please email or call us on our contact form. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for useful tips and info on water damage restoration!