There are a lot of factors that a homeowner must consider before making an insurance claim. Firstly, the full scope of the damage caused by the water has to be correctly estimated. Most people are naive and simply believe that draining the water out of the carpet is all that needs to be done. However, this is not true. There are problems that are not really visible on the surface. You might be surprised to know that building materials like sheet rock and wood absorb water as quick as 1 inch per hour! The moisture turns out to be a nice breeding ground for mold.
To detect this moisture, special equipment called a moisture meter is needed. Once analyzed, you can make a decision on whether or not the damage warrants placing a claim. Beware of companies that try to pocket your money by suggesting you to make a claim, even before they visit your home. A fully qualified technician needs to inspect the problem before making a suggestion to you. Affordable Water Damage Cleanup offers you a free visit to your home and will provide you with a FREE ESTIMATE** after analyzing the damage.