Water Damage

 

Do’s & Don’ts

Water damage occurs when there is accidental discharge, leakage, or overflow of water from plumbing systems, heating, air conditioning,refrigerating systems, leakage of rain or snow through doors,  windows, and skylights resulting in damage or destruction of property.

If not properly handled, a loss involving water can lead to mould problems.

When you experience this kind of damage, DO:

  • Turn off any interior water source that may be causing the problem.
  • Inspect water damaged ceilings to ensure that they will not collapse.
  • Puncture holes in the ceiling to release excess water.
  • Move household items to areas where they will not sustain further damage.
  • Remove excess water from fragile surfaces such as wood and upholstery.
  • Call the nearest SystemCare location to help you mitigate the damages.
  • Contact your insurance company to make a claim.

But DO NOT:

  • Use electrical appliances, such as vacuum cleaners, to clean up water.
  • Turn on any electrical switches until your electrical system has been checked.
  • Use your furnace if water has saturated that area.
  • Wait to call our office for professional help.

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