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4 Things You Need to Know About Water Damage

4/11/2018 (Permalink)

1) Not all water damage is covered by your insurance.

It is important to familiarize yourself with your insurance policy with your coverage. While most policies cover sudden damage such as an overflowing washer machine, they do not cover water damage from gradual leaks that caused damage over time.

2) There are different insurance policies for water damage and flood damage.

If you live in an are that tends to flood, then you should have a separate policy for floods. Water damage is different from flood damage. Water damage would be damage from a burst pipe or overflowed washing machine. You should educate yourself on whether you need two separate policies.

3) Water damage works fast.

Mold can grow in as little as 24 hours. It is important to dry your home or property as soon as possible. At SERVPRO of Carmichael we offer 24/7 emergency response. If your home or property suffers water damage call us anytime at (916)966-2601.

4) Let your insurance know right away.

You should let your insurance company know about the water damage. They can offer you guidance on the immediate steps.

The most important thing is your safety. Make sure you handle and navigate your home making sure it is safe.

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