No one wants to experience water damage, but sometimes it just happens. The quicker you react, the less repairs you will have to make in the long run. We have handled hundreds of water damage restoration projects in Michigan, and we have learned some helpful tricks along the way. Here are some planning tips to help with your water damage restoration.
Figure Out Where You Want To Stay
You may be able to stay in the house during your water damage restoration, or you may be better off finding lodging elsewhere. This is especially true if you have a night-based work schedule that would require you to sleep during the day. We can accommodate your scheduling needs, but you will still have people coming in and out during the cleaning process. If there is excess mold in the air, you won’t want to be exposed to that. In those events, it’s ideal to find an alternative place to stay ahead of time so you don’t have to worry about it on the day of.
Talk To Your Insurance Company Immediately
Your water damage restoration may be covered under your homeowner’s insurance. Talk to the insurance company as soon as you notice the water damage because it will take some time to get the paperwork sorted out. They may send an inspector out to assess the damage, or they may request a detailed quote from your repair company. If you start this process right away, you won’t have to wait too long for the restoration to begin.
Speaking to your insurance company also gives you a chance to see what is and is not covered on your policy. Can you get a complete restoration, or will they only cover certain elements of the project? If you have out of pocket expenses, you need to be prepared for them.
Find Out The Timeframe For Your Restoration Project
The water damage restoration company can give you an approximate timeframe for your restoration. This will let you know how long you may need to be out of the house. If they notice more damage once they start the restoration, they may need to extend the timeline to cover all of the repairs. They will communicate that information to you so you remain informed every step of the way. Ask any questions you have about the state of your home, and you won’t feel stressed in the process.