2 Ways Water Can Get in During a Storm
SERVPRO of Woodland Hills Storm Damage Tips
Did you know that there are two types of water damage?
Yes, there are 2 ways water can get into your home or business. From the top and from the bottom. If it infiltrates the property from the roof it is usually from faulty shingles or gutters that were not cleaned. Please clean your gutters! It is definitely an inconvenience but, fortunately, it is usually covered by your insurance policy.
If it enters from the base of the property it is called groundwater infiltration and this type of water damage is most likely not going to be covered. But the damage needs to be cleaned up as soon as possible. Remove the standing water by using a wet/dry vacuum, mopping it up, or using a sump pump. If you have fans, bring them in to move the air around and dry out the space. Hint: If there is any evidence of mold, do not use the fans since this will spread the spores. If the water level can be measured in inches you need to call in a professional.
The water remediation professionals at SERVPRO of Woodland Hills have the knowledge, experience, and equipment to make it, “Like it never even happened.