Water Damage 101
Did you know by waiting too long before you react to a water loss can cost you big. You can mistakenly cause a minor water damage to go from a simple job and covered loss, to large non salvage-demo job. By your delays, you can also compromise your coverage. Most policies read it is the insured's responsibility to mitigate.
If you have a minor fresh water leak chances are we can come in and dry everything in-place. By waiting, after 48 hrs we are going have to remove baseboards at a minimum and many floor coverings may not be salvageable at the point.
After several days chances are we are going to need to remove all wet porous materials like drywall. This could impact cabinets and counter tops or tiled walls and most floor coverings at this point are non salvageable.
If your insurance company denies coverage that is a lot of expense to risk by not calling SERVPRO of Hyde Park / Central Austin as soon as you learn you have a water loss.