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.
- 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!