Can I clean up the water damage myself?
In almost all cases you will need the help of certified restoration professionals. The water may be contaminated, and there may be hidden water behind the walls or under the floor. When we come to your house, we’ll use moisture sensors to detect any hidden water sources, and we’ll make sure the area is left entirely dry.
How long does the water damage drying process take?
Drying times vary depending on the extent of the damage. However, in most cases it will only take 3-5 days for the entire area—including areas under the floorboards and behind walls—to be completely dried. At Panhandle, we pride ourselves on our speed and efficiency, and we will get your home back to normal quickly.
Can I enter the flooded area to try to save my valuables?
It is strongly recommended that you stay out of the flooded area. Even if the water came from a clean source, it may have picked up dangerous contaminants, and it may also be carrying an electric current. After we arrive, we’ll safely enter the area and assess the damage, and we’ll remove any valuables that can be salvaged.
Does homeowners insurance cover water damage?
The good news is that while each homeowners insurance policy differs, you are generally covered for sudden, accidental water losses. The cost of water damage repairs may even be covered should the loss affect any of the property’s building materials. You should note though, there may be instances in which your water damage may not be covered. These include: floods, sewage backups, and damage from negligence or lack of maintenance. As always, you should check with your insurance company to discuss your policy coverage.