- Call your insurance agent immediately to let him/her know what has happened and begin the claims process.
- Ask the agent if they have a specific company that they want you to use for the water damage restoration.
- Whether it was a burst pipe, failed sump pump or even a leaking water heater, keep these items along with insulation and damaged drywall for the insurance adjustor as proof of what happened.
- Be sure that the plumber gives a detailed description of what happened that caused the water damage in the invoice along with his/her contact information for the insurance adjustor.
If the worst does happen and you have water damage from a burst pipe or flooded basement, here are some steps to take:
David Heffner is the owner of Heffner Plumbing with 28 years of experience in the plumbing field. He is also an avid writer who likes to share his experiences and knowledge.