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FAQs About Water Damage Remediation

7/7/2021 (Permalink)

warped flooring Water damage in a Kingwood, TX home.

Water Damage Remediation

No matter what caused your bursting pipes, you'll end up with many concerns and questions. As a homeowner, you'll naturally want to determine what it will take to correct the damage and how long you'll be affected. The following information includes answers to some of the most common questions.

1. Can I clean up the water and correct the damage myself?

Whenever you have leaks or flooding in your home, you should immediately begin to correct the situation. Whether you call a Kingwood, TX, professional depends on the possibility of contaminated water, how much water has entered your home, and how long your home has been exposed to the water. Much of the time, professionals will help you determine whether their expertise is needed.

2. Will my insurance cover the costs to fix the broken pipe and water damage?

You will need to contact your insurance company for the answer to this question. However, many insurance companies will tell you to contact a water damage restoration company first to begin remediation as soon as possible.

3. How long does it take to clean up water damage after bursting pipes?

There are usually two phases to water restoration. The first consists of drying out the home and furnishings, and the second involves completing repairs. Most water damage remediation takes between three and five days, but if you have wood flooring, antiques, and other special circumstances, it may take between seven and 10 days or longer.

4. Will I be able to stay in my home during repairs?

If it isn't necessary to do a lot of reconstruction, you may feel comfortable remaining in your home. However, the equipment used to dry your home is often very loud and your home may become uncomfortably warm. Air movement may also be an inconvenience. Check with your insurance provider to determine the most appropriate accommodations.

5. How much will necessary repairs cost?

The costs in Kingwood, TX, depend on the extent of the damages from bursting pipes. The faster you respond, the better chances you'll have of being able to keep costs low.

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