If you’ve just had a flood of any size in your house, it’s wise to be concerned about whether the water seeped up into your walls! Water damage in walls is no joke, and we sympathize with your current situation.
Rest assured, in this 5-minute read, you’ll get a solid answer on who you should call first — and second, and third! That’s right, you’ll almost certainly need to make more than one call, because you’ll need a few different services. Read on to get all the essential info on who to call for water damage in walls.
The First Person to Call
When we here at Cleaner Guys deal with water damage in walls, the most common cause is an overflowing toilet or bathtub, a broken dishwasher or fridge, or a leaking washing machine. If the water damage in your walls is because of anything plumbing-related like this, the first person to call is a plumber. Click here to learn how to find and choose a good plumber.
If, however, the water in your walls was caused by something else, like a local flood or spilled water, you can skip this step.
The Second Person to Call
Unfortunately, you can’t just make one call and have this mess be over. You should also call your insurance company, to find out if they will cover the damage. There are some instances when your policy may not cover your water damage.
We here at Cleaner Guys have worked with insurance claims for water damage from all the major insurance companies. Generally, we’ve found that — as is stated in the article linked above — insurance companies usually help cover the repair cost of water damage that was sudden, and not caused by neglect on your part. Always call your insurance company to be certain about their policy for your water damage.
The Third Person to Call
You may not realize it in the moment of crisis, but neither the plumber nor your insurance company can FIX or get rid of the water that has now seeped into your walls! So the third call you need to make is to a reputable water damage restoration company. Their specialty is fixing and disappearing the damage like it was never there. Your insurance company may refer you to one they trust, or you may need to find one on your own. (See below for how to do that.)
Cleaner Guys is a water damage restoration company, and so we can tell you the basics of what you can expect from any water damage mitigation process. Click here to learn more about the water damage repair process.
Other Resources You’ll Need
There are most likely other things you’re wondering about: how do you choose a good, trustworthy plumber or restoration company? What is the cleanup process going to look like? Is there anything you can do to keep this from happening again? We’ve listed some helpful resources below to help answer those questions.
If You Reside in Western Washington State…
If you are anywhere north of Seattle in Western Washington State, consider Cleaner Guys as one of the wisest choices for your water damage restoration company. We’re a local restoration company, and we’ve risen to be one of the most popular and well-loved in the area, because of our award-winning customer service, our commitment to better prices than the other companies, and our high standards for quality work and professionalism.
If you need water damage restoration near Mount Vernon WA, or anywhere in the surrounding area, and you don’t know who to call for water damage in walls, give us a call today!
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. No part of this article is medical or legal advice, and may not be used as such. For all serious medical matters, consult your doctor. For all serious legal matters, consult your legal advisor. This article contains Cleaner Guys’ experience and opinions only.