What Happens After You Find Water Damage In Your Dormont Home?

water damage repair dormontWhen you step in a puddle or see a stain on the ceiling, you need to know what to do first. Errant water can cause tens of thousands of dollars of damage in your home so you need to act quickly and decisively to avoid future damage to the building materials and your possessions.

Every situation is different, but in general, follow these steps:

The Homeowners To Do List

  • Trace the clues to source of water intrusion- leaky faucet, broken pipe, faile appliance.
  • Stop the flow of water, if possible. You might need to shut off the water at the street connection. 
  • Turn off the electricity at the breaker box if there is standing water. 
  • Don’t clean up or throw away damaged items.
  • Call 1) GS Jones. They are staffed 24/7 and in most cases they can get a crew to your home in less than an hour.
  • Call 2) your insurance agent. If you can’t get your agent on the phone, call the 1-800 number. You don’t need to get permission from the insurance before you contact a water damage repair firm.
  • While you are waiting for GS Jones, put the pets somewhere safe and way from the job site.
  • Use your cell phone to take photos and videos of the damaged areas. Your insurance company might want evidence of loss.
  • If you have valuables in the damaged area, you’ll want to grab them when it is safe. For example, get your laptop (and charger) and any important documents from that room. 
  • Keep track of all your receipts during the clean up. If you need to leave the home and stay in a hotel, your insurance covers expenses. 

The G.S. Jones Water Damage Repair Process

When you call G.S. Jones for water damage, the team will treat your loss seriously and professionally. First, the technicians will use high tech inspection equipment (infrared camera, moisture meters and hydrometers) to identify exactly where the moisture is trapped within a structure.

Next, the comprehensive plan will be developed maximizing all possible water extraction methods. For example, different sites require specific placement of equipment to remove the water as fast as possible. Many different types of dehumidifiers are options: LGR, Desiccant, Refrigerant, portable units, truck-mount units.

During the clean up process the team will monitor many measurements. They will keep track of humidity, temperature, and moisture content daily. These numbers are used to ensure that all areas are thoroughly dry to guard against mold in the future. All this data will be shared with your insurance company to document the work.

For Water Damage Repairs In Dormont

No matter how well you maintain your home, accidents happen. When they do, G.S. Jones provides water damage repair services in and around Dormont. Call for a 24 hour response to fire, water and flood emergencies. The team and technology will be matched with your situation to provide quick, professional and courteous cleanup.  

G.S. Jones also provides consulting services to staff, general, regional, or national claims adjusters all over the country. Rely on their expertise to provide detailed repair cost estimates, building replacement cost analysis, cause of loss determination, and engineering analysis.