What to do in a water extraction emergency
Most people think about rivers flooding when they think about water damage. However, it can also be a faulty dishwasher, leaky roof or a broken pipe that can cause a significant water damage.
Water damage can ruin walls, cupboards, floors, and ceilings. If not treated professionally, it can also bring mould. This is why it is so important to take care of any water damage right away.
What is water damage?
Water damage is when water from a burst pipe, storm, or river enters into your property through the ceiling, walls or floor, and integrates itself into the building.
The term refers to when water has affected permeable products or materials, and sets into the porous materials.
Does homeowner’s insurance cover water damage?
Most policies cover some form of water damage, however it’s imperative that you understand the terms and conditions within your policy agreement.
Certain policies might not cover you if you live close to a creek, river, or dam, which could potentially overflow during flood season.
Double check on your homeowner insurance to see whether you have coverage or not.
How can I prevent water damage?
A way to prevent water damage is to elevate, or to construct retaining walls, around your property.
Another way is to create a path where water can flow around your home so it doesn’t flood your house.
Should pipes and flexi hoses be maintained?
Regularly inspect pipes and hoses to prevent a form of burst pop.
Once a year at minimum, get your water systems checked, inspected and signed off.
Also do general maintenance – such as cleaning the gutters on your roof – and if you have many trees around, purchase some form of gutter guard.
This ensures your gutters are not blocked, which prevents back flow in box gutters, and down the wall cavities.
Why call Accredited CPS?
Accredited CPS is qualified and has many years of experience.
This means we follow the full A to Z of restoring properties to a pre-loss condition.
These events are stressful and can result in a lot of pressure for the homeowner, so dealing with a professional company is imperative.