Water damage is the second most common reason homeowners file an insurance claim.
Broken pipes and overflowing tubs and toilets are the main culprits. Quick reaction is key to the clean-up effort.
According to Angie’s List, you want to remove the water as quickly as possible; and use big fans to dry things up. Also check the dry wall and wood cabinets to make surethey’re not growing any sort of mold and get rid of water soaked carpet.
If there is significant damage you may want to call a certified restoration professional.
“We drill holes in the wall andthen force air into the area behind the wall. Mold likes to grow indark, no-air-movement, warm places.” – Jennifer Mauck / Water Damage Restoration Specialist
Ideally your home should bedried out in three days.