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Spring Water Damage Prevention Tips for West Orange Homeowners

March 30th, 2015 · No Comments

Even with the fluke snowstorm last week, residents of New Jersey can tell that spring is ready to arrive. The warmer weather will be a nice break from the brutal temperatures this winter, but it also brings about the threat of water damage in your West Orange, NJ home. At ServiceMaster Metropolitan, we want to make sure that you are ready for any type of disaster that may strike your building.

Flood waters can be unpredictable and unstoppable. Sometimes even the most prepared of homes suffer from water flooding their basement or entire structure. If you live in an area prone to flooding, such as near a river or in a low-lying valley, it’s extremely important that you know what your homeowner’s policy will cover. Most standard policies will not cover water damage restoration from a flood unless you buy an additional rider. Be sure to check your policy for what exactly is covered.

What should you or your family members do in the case of a flood? Are all your emergency kits stocked and readily accessible? It’s important to also have a communication plan to ensure that all of your family members are somewhere safe. You can plan and prepare for a flood by using the resources provided by

Of course, the best way to deal with flood damage is to protect your home from it. There are many steps you can take to ensure the safety of your home, possessions, and family:

  • Use waterproof and weatherproof stripping to seal the walls of your basement.
  • Install check valves to keep water from backing up into your drains.
  • When severe weather hits, build barriers to prevent flood water from entering your building.
  • When installing an electrical panel, water heater, or furnace, make sure they are elevated to the area standard.

When you need water damage restoration in West Orange, NJ, it doesn’t need to mean stress and millions of phone calls. When you call ServiceMaster Metropolitan, you can rest assured that water removal, dehumidification, repair, reconstruction, and damage restoration are all taken care of by one company in a timely manner. We have a 24-hour emergency hotline to ensure that you can mitigate loss with immediate service. Keep our number on hand (855-560-7999), and contact us immediately when flood damage goes over your head.

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