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Three-Step Guide to Reacting to Water Damage  

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Whether due to heavy rains or a plumbing disaster, water damage in your home can be devastating. Yet thousands of homeowners are faced with just such an emergency every day.

No matter the cause of water damage to your home, your first step in dealing with the flooding should be to call a professional like ServiceMaster of Buncombe County to assess the damage, and carry out the cleanup and restoration process.

Once you have the professionals on the way, you can take control of the situation by following these three steps:

Seek Out the Source

After you've called the experts, your next step should be to seek out the source of flooding and stop the continued flow of excess water into your home. This may be as simple as turning off the water supply or as complicated as blocking the entrance of water from the outdoors into your home.

Take Safety Precautions

Everyone knows that water and electricity don't mix. If you've had extensive flooding of your home, turn off your electrical sources and let your water damage specialists address any power issues as they work to restore your home.

Protect Your Household Items

Once you've stopped the inflow of water and taken any safety precautions, your next focus should be to mitigate damage to your belongings. Smaller items can be moved to drier ground where they can remain until restoration services are complete. Take note of all damage so the experts who can address the issues as part of the restoration process.

Flooding and water damage to your home can be an all-too-common, yet devastating, situation. Don't try to address the emergency on your own. Call the professionals at ServiceMaster of Buncombe County right away. We'll be able to answer any of your questions and schedule service to your home.


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