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Why You Need to Act Quickly After Water Damage

Water damage can happen at any time. The first step is acting quickly to find help.

Facts about Water Damage

  • Property damage resulting from water due to plumbing failures and freezing pipes is the second most common cause of homeowner loss.²
  • Water caused $9.1 billion in homeowner policy property losses annually from ‘07 to ‘09 – approximately 23% of all homeowner property losses.¹
  • Water damage claims have been growing faster than any other components of homeowners’ insurance.²

When your home or business sustains water damage, it’s imperative that you contact an emergency restoration company such as BMS CAT right away – as standing water can affect carpets and furnishings, warp or rot building materials and structures, damage electrical systems, ruin insulation, raise indoor humidity levels and create conditions conducive to mold and mildew.

Containing, removing and drying the water quickly is essential, as is taking emergency measures to stop the flow of water. The longer your home or business’s furnishings and belongings remain in contact with water, the more likely they will be to warp, swell and sustain long-term damage. Plus, the longer your items are exposed to moisture, the higher the risk for dangerous mold growth.

Water damage takes many forms – ranging from water intrusions and overflows to storm surges, accumulated water condensation, and seepage. The nature and cause of the water damage will often dictate the appropriate response. As a local, reputable, full-service water damage restoration company, we can handle all forms of water damage.

It is crucial that you contact your insurance company and our certified specialists right away. Reaching out to these two companies before doing anything else will ensure you have two separate evaluations to compare and contrast against each other, giving you the bargaining power you need to make sure the solution to this already difficult situation is as cost-effective as possible.

Don’t wait for an already stressful situation to grow into an even bigger headache. Call 877-899-0676 today for any of your emergency water restoration needs.

Water Damage Facts and Information

1 American Insurance Association 

2 http://leakdefensesystem.com/water-damage-stats/