4 Common Myths about Water Damage

by Kevin Smith Author
Water damage is one of the most common home insurance claims every year. Water damage from leaks and floods costs homeowners more than 2 billion dollars every year, and a single repair job can cost thousands of dollars. It’s important to separate myth from reality when dealing with water damage so you'll know how to deal with yours correctly and avoid spending a fortune.

The Danger Is Over When You Can’t See Water

Just because you’ve drained all the water from your basement doesn’t mean the danger of water damage has passed. The problem with water is that it gets into your floors, walls, and furniture--and this water isn’t so easy to clean up. With the elevated moisture level comes a wide variety of problems, especially an increase in dangerous mold growth. This can begin growing inside your walls in as little as a couple of weeks, and over time can cause far more damage than the water itself.

You Can Clean It Up Yourself

One of the most frequent mistakes homeowners make is trying to clean up water damage themselves. While you may be able to sop up the water you see, it’s difficult or impossible to reach the water that’s already worked its way out of sight. Experts that specialize in water restoration in Smyrna have heavy duty air movers and dehumidifiers that can remove moisture from the air, and even suck it out of the walls and floor.

It’s All Covered under Your Insurance Policy

Unfortunately, many homeowners aren’t aware that not all water damage is covered by your home insurance policy. Water damage caused from a violent storm is often covered. However, floods are almost always under a separate policy and aren’t included. Water damage from leaky appliances is often covered, but if the leak is caused by a lack of maintenance, you might end up paying for repairs yourself.

Your Belongings Are Ruined

The good news is that water damage doesn’t have to cause irreversible damage to your home or belongings. Although many people think they’ll have to throw out all their belongings after a flood, the truth is that many of them can be saved by an expert in water restoration in Smyrna. Even electronics, books, and other delicate items can often be restored to good working order. The key is to call for restoration as soon as possible. The sooner the water damage can be addressed, the more of your belongings will be saved.

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