Surviving Water Damage During the Winter Months

Water damage can cause serious structural strain on your home. Even the slightest slow leak of water that goes unnoticed can unleash major damage to your floors, ceiling, walls, cabinets, and more. One thing that can make fixing water damage more frustrating is trying to do it during the winter months. 

During a cold midwestern winter, water damage can quickly turn into an icy and slushy mess for homeowners to contend with. If you find yourself in a water damage situation during the winter months, here are a few tips to get through it.

Shut It Off

If you notice a water leak or other damage, your first step is to shut off the water when possible. The winter months can cause an increase in water damage thanks to frozen and bursting pipes, but in any case, you should shut off the water to assure the problem does not get worse with more water.

Call for Help

Even a small leak that has gone unnoticed has the potential to cause serious structural damage as well as mold in your home. To be sure you and your family members are safe, it is crucial to call in the experts at Roberts Restoration. Our team of experienced technicians is ready to spring into action and begin the process of restoring your home to the condition before your water damage incident.

Work with Insurance

Your homeowner insurance will often cover water damage incidents. However, working with insurance companies is not always the easiest thing to do. It tends to be a lot of phone calls, emails, paperwork and follow up, which could make you feel more overwhelmed. Fortunately, when you choose to work with Roberts Restoration, we take care of all the insurance company communication and advocate on your behalf. We are able to help homeowners get things done more quickly and efficiently because of our experience working with insurance companies.

Roberts Restoration has offices throughout northern Illinois and we currently serve northern Illinois through southern Wisconsin. Call us today to hear more about our services.