Roof leaks, rain damage and water damage have been commonplace in Bakersfield, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria and frankly all of California the past several months.
Many water damage insurance claims being filed and insurance companies have become flooded with ‘too many? claims. The amount of backup has caused insured properties to receive insurance adjuster inspections up to 2 weeks after water leaks and damage has occurred. As a homeowner, we cannot afford to put off water extraction and drying for up to two weeks while we wait. ?The threat of mold growth is a serious issue. Black mold growth can occur in as little as 24 to 48 hours.
To mitigate damages after water intrusion at a roof, emergency tarping is recommended. An emergency water damage restoration firm is well prepared to respond within one hour and protect you from additional damages that occur as a result of time.
When you file a homeowner’s insurance claim and call a water damage emergency service you should in the mean time ACT:
a. cleanup water
b. move contents
c. stop water flow
d. shutoff electricity to the affected areas.