Q. My home was just damaged by water. What should I do to prevent further damage?
Make sure the area is safe, and evacuate if necessary before calling your insurance company and an insurance restoration professional. You should call a restoration professional quickly, because the water can spread to additional areas. Avoid walking on affected areas. Also, if left for a period of time, mold & mold-forming bacteria can begin to spread. The longer a damaged home is left before treatment begins, the further damage will occur, in greater areas of the home.