So last month I went on a trip and came home to find a water damaged floor Atlanta. A major storm had hit and apparently the water had gotten into my home. I was left with no idea what to do to repair the damage. Was I supposed to fix it myself? Was I supposed to hire someone to fix it? Who would I hire anyway? I’d never dealt with anything like this before, and I was absolutely stumped about how to go about it. If you’re where I was, don’t panic. I’m going to go over some things to help you deal with this disaster in the best way possible.
The first thing you’re going to want to do it survey your entire house and figure out the extent of the damage. Was it just a single room or was it the entire house? What else was damaged along with the floor? Did you lose personal items, electronic or furniture as well? These are all important things you want to look for as you go through your home.
If you’re a renter, you’re going to want to contact your landlord ASAP. You’ll need to figure out whether this is going to be your responsibility or theirs. If you have a copy of your lease, then I highly recommend you dig it out and find out what is written in the lease about damage to the property, specifically water damage if it’s listed.
The important thing to remember is not to panic. If you panic, you’re only going to make the situation worse. I understand that this is going to be stressful for you, but you need to keep in mind that it could always be worse.
Now that you’ve read this article, you should have a good idea of what to do if you’ve just come home to discover water damage. in short, survey the damage, contact you landlord if you have one, then contact Tidal Wave Response before your insurance company. We know how to work with insurance companies to convey issues accurately, ensuring you get covered. And at the same time we handle the “red tape” involved in the claim process.