Look up your insurance coverage. Most renter’s or homeowners insurance policies don’t cover flooding, or even a sewer backup. Find out what coverage you have, so you don’t get a nasty surprise if a disaster does happen in your Topeka home.
Keep a record of all of your belongings. Take photos and keep copies of a receipt or other documents for the more valuable items. Store a copy of these records in the cloud online or at another location. If you do experience extensive water damage, it can be easy to forget about certain items. Your records will remind you what is missing.
Take steps to limit the risk of water damage within your home by checking pipes periodically and paying attention to any indicators of water damage, such as dripping sounds in the walls, dark spots on the ceiling, or a spike in your water bill.
Set up your home so that it is less at risk of damage from heavy rains or flooding by ensuring that your roof is sound, there are no cracks in the foundation, and the landscaping around your home is sloped to direct water away from your foundation, rather than toward it.
Find an expert you can count on. Water damage can be overwhelming, and you don’t want to be desperately searching for a water restoration expert at 4 am when the pipes break. At ServiceMaster Cleaning Services by AAA in Topeka, Kansas, our certified water restoration team can get your home back to normal quickly and effectively. Keep us in mind for complete restoration services if you experience a disaster.