Every building in East Tennessee is potentially at risk of suffering water damage. The damage may result from accident, equipment failure, or an act of God. Regardless of the cause, the results can be anything from inconvenient and costly to disastrous and tragic. It’s important to know the risks of water damage and how to manage the risks. Here’s what to know about risk management and water damage claims.
Managing Accident Risk
Educating, training, and remind everyone is the best way to manage risk. A few of the most common things to remember include:
- Ensure insurance policy covers water damage
- Keep all important documents in a safe waterproof area
- Work with a qualified expert for risk assessments
- Frequently check sources of water leaks like sinks, toilets, etc
- Have a trusted company, like Spotless, on call in case of emergencies
Managing Maintenance Risks
Buildings need proper maintenance in order to avoid these potential accidents. Some buildings are more susceptible than others. Make sure to have all maintenance work monitored and inspected if necessary. Two things to take into consideration when thinking about maintenance are age and architecture.
Do basic inspections periodically. Check that shut-off valves are lubricated and working so water can be shut off in case of a problem. If the roof, HVAC, or plumbing inspections have been missed, there may be a greater risk of water damage. So either keep inspections up to date or check with the property manager that inspections have been completed. Know the results and take action if need be.
If you do suffer water damage, contact Spotless Carpet Cleaners. We will mitigate damage, prevent or remove mold, and other hazardous growths that follow flooding. In addition, we will work directly with your insurance company on your behalf. For more information on risk management and water damage, you can contact us online here or call us at (423) 926-9251 today!