If a water pipe bursts in your home, you need to move quickly. If not, what was a “small” water leak can turn into a BIG problem not only for your property but for your pockets as well. Did you know that mold can show up in 24 to 48 hours? That’s why it’s important to act fast and seek a property claim expert to guide you on the next steps. If you ever find yourself in this kind of situation, here are 4 steps to follow.
1. Make sure to fix the problem immediately. Whether it was a plumbing leak or another water issue that caused mold to develop in your home, it is critical to fix the problem as soon as you discover it. This will help avoid further damage to occur.
2. Clean up the mold as soon as it is discovered. Once you discover mold in your home, make sure to clean it immediately. You may do so by scrubbing the affected area with cleaning detergent and water. If you are unsure about how to clean specific items, make sure to ask a professional.
3. Access the situation. Look at what has been infested with mold. You may be able to clean some of it, but other materials may have to be disposed of. If you are unable to do so yourself, have a professional assess the damage. Floors and ceilings may be especially susceptible to mold, and may be difficult or impossible to be cleaned completely.
4. Stay safe while cleaning. For your health and safety, it is important to limit your exposure to mold. While cleaning, you may want to consider wearing a mask, gloves, and goggles.
Dealing with water damage or mold in your home? Contact us! Our property claim experts are ready to provide you with a FREE qualified inspection of your home and assist you with every step of the often complex claims process. We are a top-5, statewide property damage litigation law firm who has recovered millions of dollars for our clients. Don’t accept “claim denied” from your property insurance company without letting us take a look first.