Water damage is one of the most common types of construction defects, and it can result in significant damage to your home. Not only is it an expensive hassle, but it can also result in other problems as well. Homeowners are often frustrated and confused when they have water damage, unsure of what to do and where to turn for financial recovery. This article describes what you can do if your home has sustained water damage.
- Determine the source of the damage and take the necessary steps to remedy the problem. Water damage can result from plumbing leaks, plumbing defects, roofing defects, foundation defects, or grading problems. Because this issue can lead to a number of other problems, including mold contamination, it is important to determine the source and fix the problem immediately.
- Take photos of the damage. This problem often results in considerable loss of property – not just damage to the home itself, but damage to personal property as well. It is highly recommended that you take photos of all of the damage caused by the construction defect in order to support your claim.
- Keep a list of all damaged or destroyed property. A list of damaged and destroyed personal property, as well as costs associated with water damage restoration, should be kept as well in order to prove the amount of compensation that you are owed.
- Get a complete property inspection. Because water damage can result in other construction defects, as well as mold contamination, it is important to get a full property inspection to determine the extent of the problem and its impact.
- Contact your insurance company. Many insurance policies cover plumbing problem up to a specific dollar amount, subject to policy deductibles. You should check your insurance policy to determine the policy limits and the kinds of water damage that are covered.
- Contact a construction defect lawyer. Even though water damage may be covered, in part, under your homeowner’s policy, in many cases, the insurance coverage is insufficient or it will be subject to hefty deductibles. In other situations, an insurance company will deny or discount your claim. According, it is highly recommended that you contact a construction defect attorney to learn more about your rights and remedies.
The Las Vegas construction defect law firm of Van and Associates has considerable experience handling cases involving water damage, its causes, and its effects. Our experience in water damage matters allows us to handle all aspects of your loss, from documenting the cause and origin of the water to engaging in environmental sampling for resulting mold or bacteria contamination, from homeowner’s insurance claims to construction defect claims against the negligent builder and its subcontractors.
Our reputation, skill, and experience in the complex arena of water damage litigation allows our law firm to effectively assemble your claim for recovery against those responsible for causing the loss and your resulting damages. Our law firm has many years of experience in finding the source of the water intrusion, documenting the resulting damages, and pursuing responsible parties to recover the money you need to fix your home.
Contact the Las Vegas construction defect lawyers at Van and Associates at (702) 529-1011 to schedule a free consultation to learn more about what to do if your home has suffered water damage.