11 Common Misconceptions About Water Damage

My insurance won’t cover it

Many times homeowners assume if they have a small flood in their home the money to clean up and repair the damages will come out of their pocket. This is simply not true. In most cases your homeowners insurance will cover all of the damages.

The water will dry itself

If there is a flood in your house the water will not dry itself. Water can hide in your walls and underneath your flooring. Many times if the area is not totally dried out you can risk the chance of mold growth. Once the mold has grown cleanup can be expensive.

It won’t stink

If water get in your floors and walls and is not removed properly mold will grow. That musky odor coming from the previously wet area is mold. Water damaged areas will stink if not completely dried out and treated with antimicrobials.

 

It will be expensive

Each situation is completely unique and different. If you call us we can come out and give you a free estimate. Many times insurance will cover your damages. We work with your insurance company to get the best coverage for your flood.

It can wait and it’s not a big deal

There is a short window between water damage and mold growth. The longer you wait the harder and more extensive cleanup can be. If you have had a flood call us immediately.

I can dry it myself

Frequently people try to clean up and dry the water themselves. Not only can this lead to mold growth it can also cause your flooring to be ruined. Regent has state of the art equipment that not only expedites the drying process but we can also work to save your flooring.

My wood floors are ruined

Regents drying arsenal includes a Mat floor drying system. This system helps you dry out floors safely and efficiently saving you the cost of expensive new wood floors.

 

My ruined furniture and possessions won’t be covered by insurance

Regent does not look past damaged furniture and possessions. We work with your insurance company to cover the cost of a furniture and even getting your clothes cleaned. If your furniture or clothing is ruined we work with your insurance to make sure the cost of those items is recovered.

I need to figure out where to put all my stuff

You don’t need to worry about your possessions. We will take care of them for you. We not only provide offsite storage but we also pack your things safely.

If I can’t see water it’s not there

Water can be hiding in yours walls, floors, or ceiling after a flood. Let Regent come out with our infrared camera that detects moisture. We can find the hidden water.

I can’t afford to stay in a hotel

Many times if your house is unlivable the insurance company will cover your hotel stay until your water cleanup and restoration work is complete. Regent is a turnkey operation. We will fully restore your house to pre-flood conditions.

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