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Having your home flood is probably the last thing you want to have happen. However it's important to know how to deal with your home flooding if it does happen.
Preventing Extensive Water Damage at Home When you own a home in Minneapolis, you should understand the importance of reacting well to unwanted water in your home. No one wants to have to deal with this problem, but if you wake up to standing water in your home, it is important that you know how you are going to react. Time is of the essence when there is standing water in your home. You should understand that your reaction could save you a lot of money but your reaction can also cost you a lot of money if you do not react in a way that preserves the integrity of your home. Shutting the Water off to Prevent More Damage If you can get your insurance company on the phone while you are shutting off your water, do so. Sometimes you may be able to find an appliance or a leak that is causing the water but if you cannot find the source of the water simply shut off your water main. The water main is often outside or in the basement of homes. Knowing where your water main is and how you can turn it off is a great way to prepare for the chance of water damage and ensure that you do not have to get rid of more water than you already have in your home. When you are on the phone with your insurance company you will probably be given very specific instructions for dealing with the water. You have to understand that if you do not follow these instructions you may be voiding a claim that you could have made. If you do not understand the instructions, wait to do anything with your home. If you know that you are not going to void your claim start moving everything that has not been touched by the water to a safe area on your property. After you have moved everything that has not been touched by the water, you can then start moving those things that have been touched by the water. Move them to an area of your home that you know is not going to be further affected by the water. Saving your Furniture and Floors Making sure that furniture is in a place where it can dry out completely may save your furniture. Wipe the furniture down the best you can and make sure that you get as much of the moisture off of the furniture as you can to ensure that it is able to recover properly. Once you have everything removed that you can, it is time to start working on the floors. Water damage in Minneapolis can be extremely frustrating to deal with and as you are working with your floors, you should be prepared to get rid of a lot of carpet. If you have carpeting throughout your home, it is important that you are cutting up carpet that is too wet to save. Put the carpet outside of your home to ensure that mold is not going to start growing under your carpet and then start to spread throughout your home.
"Preventing Extensive Water Damage at Home"