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What Should We Do After a Flood, Water or Sewage Leak?

What should we do after a flood, water or sewage leak in our home?

When your plumbing fixtures fail, or when a storm hits your area, water can quickly become a problem. Heavy rain and drain clogs can also cause sewage backups. Within a short amount of time, your walls, carpet, flooring, ceiling and personal property can become saturated.

After a flood, water or sewage leak, immediate cleanup is critical. Water must be removed right away to minimize damage and your property should be dried, ventilated and disinfected as quickly as possible to prevent damage and potential health issues.

The water damage restoration professionals at Roto-Rooter can take immediate action to reduce further devastation to your home and possessions by managing your water damage repair.

If you find yourself with flooding in your home due to a water or sewage leak, you can take certain steps to prevent further damage and safely begin the cleanup process:

  1. If necessary, turn off the water to your home

  2. Disconnect the power to affected areas

  3. Unplug and remove electronics and electric appliances from the affected area

  4. Remove furniture and other portable items

  5. Document the damage and personal losses

  6. Call a professional water cleanup service like Roto-Rooter, to begin the water cleanup and drying process with professional grade drying and dehumidifying equipment.

  7. Call your insurance company. Remember that Roto-Rooter will work directly with your insurance company to make this difficult time a little bit easier on you.

Roto-Rooter’s water restoration technicians are IICRC certified. They will perform water extraction; remove unsalvageable contents, such as carpet and other flooring, drywall, paneling, shelving, cabinets; and clean the affected areas before apply disinfecting and deodorizing agents. Roto-Rooter will thoroughly dry the structure and haul away harmful and water-damaged debris.

The water damage restoration professionals at Roto-Rooter are experienced at getting your home or business back to normal as quickly as possible and Roto-Rooter is available when you need service most, 24/7/365.