Tips on How to Handle Water Damage Repair
The stress of water damage in your home can be traumatic. The removal can seem daunting. But a few steps taken can make it possible for water damage repair to seem less painful. We’ve compiled the following water damage repair tips to help you get back into your home and living comfortably.
Before entering a water damaged building, keep in mind that safety is the most important thing to remember. Is the structure safe? If you don’t know then get professional advices. They will tell you the soundness of the structure and the safety of entering.
If you find yourself in water in the structure then before entering, put on gloves so you can move debris out of the way; boots so you can walk without worrying what’s underfoot; and a face mask to protect your lungs from lingering air borne debris. If it’s bad, then you should wear protective clothing as well; against sharp, broken objects. You may find that wetting the debris makes them less dangerous.
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Don’t Forget Hurricane Season
Hurricane Season will start on June 1st, so be prepared. Condo and homeowner associations need to do more than stock up on batteries and flashlights. They need to be prepared for water damage and then mold problems.
Battle plans need to involve first responders in case of emergencies and be able to make advance financial decisions that could help save the day — in the case of a natural disaster.
When associations have done no planning is when the biggest problems pop up. Water damage and severe wind can cripple a building and they sometimes don’t have any idea what to do next.
For an association to have a hurricane preparedness plan helps get them get moving in times of disaster.
Now is a great time to refine or develop your association’s plan; because National Hurricane Preparedness Week is around the corner
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The structural components, such as the windows, doors and roof should be certified by an licensed engineer, as to the integrity of each. Insurance companies often look at pre-existing conditions that have contributed to structural failure and ultimately could deny a post-storm claim. Engineer’s reports cost between $500 and $2,500 depending on the size of the building. The association’s insurance company might be able to recommend an engineer which would make it more difficult for the insurer to deny a claim later date.
Line up Contractors Now
To begin work immediately after the hurricane means that contractors have already been vetted and contracts negotiated in advance. Contractors are usually scarce after a storm; so pre plan. With a contractual obligation, the association will have a contractor while others shop around.
Review Insurance Policy
Periodically review the insurance policy with the agent. Ensure the board understands the exclusions and policy coverage. If necessary, increase coverage. Many associations have cut back on coverage due to the bad economy. Hope shouldn’t be used as insurance.