Why Time is Everything With Water Damage

Water damage is an immensely frustrating experience for homeowners. When a fire happens, it causes major damage and in many cases, you are put into temporary housing while the restoration is happening. However, when it comes to water you are living on the property while it is being restored which can be a frustrating time for you and your family.

The one thing to know when it comes to water is this: you cannot wait to mitigate water from your home. Here’s why:

  • Water Travels – water will continue to travel into other non-affected areas. This can increase the amount of damage and the cost of the job.
  • Water Causes Mold – within 48-72 hours mold will begin to grow. When it does, it grows at a logarithmic rate and taking over areas within a short time. Depending on your policy, mold may not be covered or have limited coverage.
  • If the above two things happen – you can be running the risk of your insurance company denying your claim due to neglect.

It is important to note, ServiceMaster is not an insurance company. The above tips are based on situations that have happened on past claims. However, your insurance company and policy is unique to your property.

Don’t wait to mitigate! Contact ServiceMaster of Cherry Hill today for fast service.