If water has gotten into your home, it’s important to know that the faster you react, the more likely you will be to mitigate the damage. Whether pipes have burst or a recent storm has flooded your basement, MasterClean’s professionals will act fast to assess the situation and dry everything as thoroughly as possible. We will work directly with your insurance company, treating the water damage in your Cedar Lake home or business with the utmost care.
Water is constantly running in and around our homes. In Northwest Indiana, heavy summer storms and frigid winters mean that a flooded basement or burst pipe can be just around the corner at any time. While many flooding situations can be prevented with proper precaution, it’s always best to know what steps to take in the event that the worst does occur.
The first two things you should do to handle the situation are to find the source of the leak and, if the flooding is severe, shut off your power. If you cannot safely access the breaker, you may need to call your utility company.
From there, you can get started drying out the basement. Clear away any wet items that you can and get in touch with a specialist as soon as possible. Professionals have the tools to pump water away more effectively, helping to long term damage. MasterClean’s experts know how to look for unseen damage, and treat mold quickly to keep your family safe.
If your house has seen previous water damage, it’s important to check for mold to prevent health hazards in the home. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mold indoors can lead to a variety of symptoms, ranging from a stuffy nose to itchy skin and wheezing. Those with allergies or asthma may be more severely affected.
Mold can grow anywhere that moisture is hiding. Carpeting, drywall, and wood can all hold moisture in after a leak, that will lead to eventual mold growth. In the days after flooding has occurred, you can take steps to help the basement continue to dry, such as putting out fans and dehumidifiers. When in doubt, a professional can offer guidance on how best to approach setting your home back to right.
Once the immediate crisis has been dealt with, there comes the issue of paying for services and repairs. Dealing with insurance following major water damage can seem like yet another hurdle, but MasterClean will help mitigate the stress by billing your insurance company directly. By communicating with the company directly, we can get repairs done as soon as possible.
If your Cedar Lake home has experienced water damage, don’t panic. In the business since 1984, MasterClean’s professionals have seen all sorts of messes big and small, and we know how to handle the aftermath. To learn more about our water damage and mold removal services, or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.