6 Myths Uncovered 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. Although each situation is completely unique and different. If you call us we can come out to give you a free estimate. We work with your insurance company to get you the best coverage for your flood.

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. Frequently people try to clean up and dry the water themselves. Regent has state of the art equipment that will expedite the drying process. 

It wont 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 antimicrobial. Mold doesn’t only smell bad, it can also be dangerous to your health. Some symptoms of mold growth are; sneezing, watery eyes, coughing, wheezing, or skin irritations.

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. Your possessions and your house are damaged each second  the water sits on the surface of your items.  If you have had a flood call us immediately.
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. The Mat system uses a high power blower to vacuum water vapor through the surface of the floor. The sooner we can get this system on your floors more likely they will be saved.

If I can’t see water it’s not there
Water can be hiding in yours walls, floors, or ceiling after a flood. Many times water is unseen and hiding in places that you cannot clean or get to. For instance, if you have a hot water heater leak water can be in your sheet rock or in your ceiling. Sewer leaks can be even more dangerous. Sewage can hold many hidden dangers that can cause you and your family to get sick. Let Regent come out with our infrared camera that detects moisture.  We can find the hidden water.
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Jake Lambert

Digital Marketing Manager at Regent Restoration
Jake is the Digital Marketing Manager at Regent Restoration and the CEO of LeadAmigo which provides water damage leads nationwide.