Water Damage In Your Home: What To Do Immediately

The Next 3 Things to Immediately do About Water Damage

You might not realize it but all of us here at Regent Restoration are like heroes in disguise. What would the DFW metroplex do without our heroic services? If you are experiencing any extent of water damage, it is best to call us, the professionals.

Unfortunately even pros need some time to prepare and get to the accident site, so here are the 3 first important things to immediately do about water damage while you wait for us to come to your rescue.

Stop The Water

The very first step is to stop whatever leak or flood is wreaking havoc in your property. If it is some sort of pipe damage or appliance that is connected to a water source, the best way to stop the leakage would be simply to turn off the water connected to it. You can do this by turning off the nearest water valve. If you cannot find it or it doesn’t have one, you may need to turn off the water at your house.

If the leak is coming from an appliance, you can try turning the appliance off but be cautious, it may be too dangerous if the appliance is near an electricity outlet.

If the damage is coming in from an outside source and it is simple enough to stop with very minimum effort and contact, then proceed to do so while you wait. One common thing to keep in mind is to never assume that a leak or flood is easily stopped and harmless, you may end up causing more damage or risk for yourself.

Prevent Electrocution

The second thing to do regardless if you were able to stop the leak or not is to prevent electrocution by safely removing yourself and any possessions from any area near an electricity outlet.

Be very cautious, it is much safer to turn off your electricity from the breaker panel than to try to unplug appliances or anything connected near water.

Once our team arrives they will be able to determine if an electricity outlet is dangerous or not.

Remove Valuables

The first 2 steps were mainly for control and safety, removing your valuables is a prevention of loss. Anything that is of value to you that is affected by the leak or flood should be removed to prevent damage.

It is a good idea to remove what you can, but in the case that something is too big or heavy, our helpful response team would be glad to assist you move or elevate your belongings.

If you are experiencing sewage damage it is best not to come into contact with it all, for health and personal safety reasons. This means many belongings may not be able to be restored.

Call Us!
Our last bit of advice on what to do immediately about water damage is to pick up a phone and give us a call. We respond to any range of leaks, floods or accidents 24/7, our professionals are here to help you and help thoroughly and correctly clean up while also preventing further damage! Don’t wait until it’s too late! (214) 390-3828.

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What’s The Difference Between Flood Damage and Water Damage?

If you have homeowners insurance you might think your home is safe, but are you confident that your home is protected against flooding and/or water damage? If you’re worried, you need to know the difference between both types and whether or not you’re covered or need to be.

For starters it is good to know the difference between flood and water damage.
Read more “What’s The Difference Between Flood Damage and Water Damage?”

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What’s The Average Cost of Water Damage in Dallas?

It is no secret that people are often clueless about water restoration Dallas, its prices and its costs. Water damage doesn’t happen on a daily basis (thankfully!) It usually happens when there is something wrong with your house or something in it, so hopefully that is not a usual occurrence for you.

Certain cities can experience different amounts of water damage. Dallas is no exception, especially with Texas’s fickle weather, not to mention being in the North Texas region means it is still part of tornado alley. So for Dallas there are ample opportunities for invasive water damage.
Read more “What’s The Average Cost of Water Damage in Dallas?”

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5 Safety Tips to Remember When You Have Water Damage Dallas

When a surge of water invades your home from outside or within, your first thought shouldn’t linger on something irrelevant like what you should have for lunch the next day, instead your first thought should go towards your safety and the safety of those with you.

Those who are not as knowledgeable about water damage Dallas tend to underestimate it. Every case should be handled with caution and with safety in mind, from the smallest cases such as minor leaks and spills, to the bigger cases like floods and sewage leaks. For your protection here are 5 safety tips to remember when you have water damage.

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The Benefits of Hiring a Professional Flood Damage Restoration Company

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You find your home or business under water after a storm or flood. Instinctively you try to get rid of the water and clean the affected area.

There are a million questions going through your mind:

  • How bad could the damage be, its just water?
  • Do I need to call a professional flood damage restoration company?
  • Why can’t I clean it myself?

Read more “The Benefits of Hiring a Professional Flood Damage Restoration Company”

Answering Your Top 10 Water Damage Questions

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Water damage in your home can be sudden. Most people have not experienced a situation like it before. There are often many questions about water damage:

  • What does water damage do to my home?
  • Can I clean it myself?
  • What’s the restoration process like?

To answer these and other questions, we has compiled a list of the top 10 questions customers have asked us about water damage, its effects and what you can do to reduce the risk. Read more “Answering Your Top 10 Water Damage Questions”

How to Check to See If Your Smoke Detector Is Working

Your smoke detector is pretty vocal about what it needs, if you’ll listen. It will give off little alarms or chirp sporadically to let you know that its batteries are low and that they need to be replaced.

Let People Know about Your Test

Don’t give anyone an unnecessary jolt of shock. Be considerate and let people know that you’ll be testing your smoke detector, so they won’t think there’s a fire when the alarm starts going off.

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Read more “How to Check to See If Your Smoke Detector Is Working”

Fire Damage Prevention Steps You Can Take Today

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Fires are unpredictable and can happen at any time, to anyone.  No one ever wants to experience a fire in their home, but are you doing everything you can to prevent that from happening?

Do you know what to do to protect your family and your property if a fire does occur?

Here’s what you can do to reduce your fire risk, protect your family’s safety and reduce potential damages to your home from a fire.

Remember these steps: Read more “Fire Damage Prevention Steps You Can Take Today”