If you have water damage, it is important respond quickly. Since water tends to spread out, knowing what to do in a short timeframe will maximize your chances of saving your belongings from the disaster.
But how should you respond to limit the damage from a water leak? And what are the solutions for storing your furniture during the entire period of the disaster? Discover our tips.
Act quickly to protect your furniture and your home
Limiting water damage
Identifying the source of the problem will help you find the best way to keep your furniture and the rest of your belongings safe. A water leak in your piping will not require the same reflexes as a flood.
Beyond your belongings, remember to turn off gas and electricity to prevent further damage. Shutting off water is also recommended, especially if the problem is a leak from your piping.
Protect your assets and documents
One of the first reflexes to have during a water leak is to protect important objects and documents (this includes documents that can be used for insurance when they analyze the extent of the damage in order to compensate you).
As for the furniture, you will have to move it away from the wet areas to avoid too much damage. Depending on your options, you will either need to raise the furniture or bring it upstairs if possible.
Notify your insurance company to assess the damage
One of the most important steps when you have water damage is to contact your insurance company or broker. The goal is to explain the problem, while trying your best to describe the circumstances of the disaster.
Get your insurance policy documents and gather all the bills that can be used for compensation.
Use mobile storage during the disaster period
Whether you have water damage or are facing a disaster incident, you will need to find a place for your furniture. Storing your property can be a hassle-free solution during the renovation period following a disaster.
There are now many ways to temporarily store your furniture, whether it’s through traditional storage, i.e. in a warehouse, or mobile storage. The first solution may be for you if you have the ability and the means to quickly move your property on your own, or if you are already renting a warehouse for other reasons. However, if you have no way of moving your furniture in an emergency, mobile storage will be a better way to store your important belongings. This will allow you to handle the urgency of the situation while finding an effective way to safely store your belongings, be it your furniture or your important documents.
Have the right reflexes in case of emergency
Knowing how to react to a situation such as water damage isn’t always simple. Your reaction speed and the proper management of the situation should be prioritized. If you don’t know how to save your furniture from flooding, consider contacting Go Cube to find a fast and efficient way to store your belongings without having to transport them yourself.