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Water Damage Common Mistakes Made By Norton Shores Residents

5/23/2022 (Permalink)

Paint peeling on the ceiling from extensive water damage Don't make these mistakes - Call SERVPRO of Muskegon today!

When encountering water damage in your home, many people's first reaction would be to start cleaning the mess up themselves.  It is essential to stop the source and try to remove excess water, but the most critical mistakes would be to handle everything on your own.  Below are some common mistakes that homeowners have made when a water damage has happened to their Norton Shores home.

"I'll just put a fan on it and run our dehumidifier."

Many of our mold jobs come from a homeowner or business owner that decided to turn their water damage into a DIY project.  SERVPRO of Muskegon has technicians specifically trained in water restoration through the standards and best practices of The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).  There is a science to drying, and SERVPRO of Muskegon technicians are experts in it.  They also use advanced commercial inspection and extraction equipment to dry and restore as efficiently as possible.  They are able to find any hidden moisture.

Waiting Too Long

We totally understand, life is hectic.  But when water damage affects your home, immediate action is key.  The longer the water sits, the more damage to your home; mold thrives in damp, humid, and wet conditions.  Taking care of the situation promptly can save you lots of time, stress, and money.

Not Knowing And Understanding Your Homeowners Insurance Policy

Many homeowners don't even know which insurance carrier they have, let alone know what is included in their homeowners policy.  Make sure to get with your insurance agent before a disaster to know what type of coverage you have.  If you live in a high flood zone, you should consider adding flood insurance since that is not covered by normal homeowners insurance.  Also, if you have a sump pump in your basement, look into an endorsement, or rider, for a sump pump failure.

Don't make these mistakes.  If you've experienced a clean water damage, there are tips that you can do while waiting for SERVPRO of Muskegon to arrive.  Don't wait, call today, 231-733-7601

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