How to Deal With Water Damage In Your Home

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Last week my husband and I came home to find that not only had our basement flooded with an inch of water but also that the electrical system had short circuited as a result as well.  It was devastating news and I wasn’t sure what to do.

I’m not sure if anyone else has ever experienced that but I can tell you to say it was a “nightmare” would be a gross understatement.  Our insurance company came through in the end and in about five or six months time we might actually be happy for this terrible misfortunate (hey we get a free basement redo out of it), but I wouldn’t say by any means that it’s “worth it”.

Having your home destroy by water damage is basically on par with having it destroyed by a hurricane or a tornado.  While you might still have your roof intact, water eats away at nearly everything that makes a house strong and lasting.

We’re talking:

  • Insulation
  • Wiring
  • Floorboards
  • Encourage mold growth.
  • Damages the home’s structure

Best Solution for Water Damage? Find someone in your area – like San Diego.

We live in the San Diego area and we weren’t exactly who to call right away.  We spoke to Thurodry a local business that handles water damage in San Diego.  They send over some people right away and helped us clean up the mess.

A couple of tips for dealing with a serious water leak

I’ll break this down into a couple of big takeaways we learned:

  1. Ask your insurance company specifically about water damage and their policies about it. Luckily my husband Bill is a pretty thorough investigator of any purchase and he made sure we were covered.
  2. Stay somewhere else while they are fixing your place up. It’s just not worth is subjecting your family to all of the cleanup and construction.
  3. Contact a professional company right away. Don’t just call your local handy man.

Hope that helps everyone and I truly hope this doesn’t happen to you!

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