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5 Water Damage Myths You Shouldn’t Fall For

We help a lot of people when they experience water damage or flooding in their home, business, or apartment complex. Over the years, we’ve heard some common water damage myths, so we want to help dispell those for you and give you the facts so you can quickly address it if needed.

Myth #1: My Insurance Won’t Cover Water Damage

Many times homeowners assume that the money to clean up and repair the damages will come out of their pocket if they have a little bit of water damage in their home.

This is simply not true.

In most cases, your homeowner’s insurance will cover some or all of the damages, although each situation is completely unique and different. If you call us, we’ll walk you through the process and give you a free estimate. We work with your insurance company to get you the best claim payout for your flood damage. Read more about water damage insurance coverage here.

Myth #2: The Water Will Dry Itself

If there is flooding in your house, it will NOT dry itself. Water can hide in your walls and underneath your flooring. Many times if the area is not totally dried out you can risk the chance of mold growth. Once the mold has grown, then clean up or removal can be expensive.

We often see people try to clean up and dry the water themselves. However, our Restor-It experts have state-of-the-art equipment that will expedite the drying process and give you better, safer results.

Myth #3: It Can Wait (Or It’s Not a Big Deal)

There is a short window between water damage and mold growth. The longer you wait, the harder and more extensive cleanup can be. Your possessions and your house get additional damage each second the water is in contact with items in your home. So, don’t wait and work with experts like our Restor-It team to remedy the situation as soon as possible.

Myth #4: If I Can’t See Water It’s Not There

Water can be hiding in the places you can’t see including your walls, floors, or ceiling after a flood. For instance, if you have a hot water heater leak, then water can be in your sheetrock or in your ceiling. Sewer leaks can be even more dangerous because sewage can hold many hidden dangers that can cause you and your family to get sick.

Myth #5: Signs of it Show in Hardwood Floors

Sometimes, looking for water damage in hardwood floors can be difficult to do because of the color and lack of structural change. That’s why water damage in hardwood floors can sometimes go undetected. When you notice that there may be something off about your hardwood floor, the damage has already been done.

When searching for damage in hardwood floors, be cautious of the condition and practice safe handling by wearing protective gear.

If you need help dealing with water damage in Marietta, Ga. or in the Atlanta area, give us a call today at 678.355.6645. We’ll help clean things up and keep your home safe for your family.

From new floors to emergency fire and water damage, Restor-It has you covered.

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