Posted on: 24 July 2017Share
Coming home from vacation can often be disappointing, because it means you must get back to reality, but it can be even more disappointing and devastating if you come home to find that your kitchen is flooded. When this happens, you will need to contact a water damage company immediately for help eliminating the water, mold, and other problems. During this process, you may also need to decide if now is the right time to do some home remodeling that you've been wanting to do.
How water damage cleanup works
If your kitchen is flooded, there is probably a broken pipe or faucet somewhere in the room or above it. This problem will need to be located and fixed first so that water stops entering your home. After that, the water damage workers will begin removing the water from your home and dry it out. Next, they will need to remove any items, including building materials, that were destroyed by the water that leaked in.
This is a huge process, and it can take time for all this to happen. In the meantime, you may need to stay at a hotel or with relatives until the work is complete. It's vital for you to make sure the company cleans up the water damage thoroughly, though, otherwise you might develop a mold or mildew problem in your home.
Remodeling tasks you may want to do
Depending on the damage done from the water, now is the perfect time to update your kitchen if it needs some work. When water leaks on a floor, it's likely that you will definitely need to replace the floor, but there might be a chance the contractor could save other parts of the kitchen, such as the cabinets.
If your cabinets are old, now would be the time to replace them, though. You may want to find out from your insurance company if the damage would be covered under your policy or not before you decide to make updates like this. If your insurance covers the water damage, they may even cover the costs to update some of the things in your kitchen.
If your kitchen is already destroyed from a water leak, choosing to remodel the entire room at this time would be the most convenient option you have. To learn more about water damage cleanup services and home remodeling options, contact a water damage contractor today.