It goes without saying that water damage can be extremely destructive to any residential or commercial property. If it is not addressed and cleaned quickly, not only will the water damage increase, but it can cause other potentially hazardous issues, such as mold and mildew build up.

The most common water damage cases are natural disasters, such as floods and hurricanes, but it can also be caused by wear and tear on the property in the form of roof or siding leaks, pipe bursts, defective gutters, and of course malfunctioning washing machines.

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Home owners can never be too prepared for storm, hurricane, or flood damage to their homes. Below is a helpful checklist including several steps families can take to minimize property damage as a result of hazardous weather conditions.

The three phases we’ve broken it down to include the mitigation phase, preparation phase, and recovery phase, depending on the events timeline.

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When people think of water damage, they imagine floods, collapsed ceilings and bathtubs etc, and while these are very common—more often than not—water damage occurs as a result of a burst or frozen water pipe, leaking radiator, ceiling leak, or leaving the water running in the bathtub or sink.

The damage to your property can be significant if not addressed quickly and professionally, so you should call a quality restoration company first. The longer you wait to choose a company to call, the more serious your water damage issue will become, so don’t be too deliberate or choosy. However, due to the variety of restoration companies available, finding the best company for the best price can be tricky.

Here are five tips that can help you narrow down and choose the best water damage restoration company for your situation.

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