Protect your home from water damage

For many of us, our lives are all about how to protect the people and things we love.  We love our spouses/ significant others, our kids, our family, our pets and at some point, we fall in love with a place that we decide to call home.

If you really think about it, our homes are actually one of our biggest investments - both financially and emotionally. We must protect what we love and is important to us all, and when severe weather strikes, we’d like you to know how to best do that. Our recent run-in with the phenomenon known as the polar vortex that caught us all seemingly by surprise no doubt put some things into perspective.

We can’t always avoid a disaster, no matter how prepared we think we are. The polar vortex caused a devastating cold front, complete with extremely low temperatures and conditions around the country...in some cases, 100-year-old records were rewritten. The effects were well document with many flights, schools were closed and a little under the radar effect is that once the pipes in your home freeze there was an increase in the likelihood of burst pipes as the temperatures warmed back up.

Flooded areas of your home during the winter is a truly uncomfortable proposition to have to deal with. It’s no surprise that we only think about how to protect our homes when there’s a crisis, but we’re here to tell you that there’s no time like the present to think about all the things that can go wrong.

We like to encourage a culture of preparedness among our clients in the hopes that it will help you to protect your family and your home from the unexpected.  Burst pipes are very commonplace this time of year. If this happens to you knowing what to do is extremely important. Frozen pipes that burst are second only to hurricanes in terms of the number of homes that suffer water damage each year.

It’s important for you to know what your options are if you’ve encountered this misfortune. Having the freedom to choose is innate to our human journey and a big part of being an American.  We’ve been making choices all our lives. You chose your spouse, your pet, your home and now you get to choose what’s best for your home when disaster strikes.

Don’t allow your insurance firms to choose for you. It’s always better to weigh your options carefully and choose a local firm will also be covered fully by your insurance and most times it's the best choice given that local firms generally do a much better job of things. Reaction time is critical, so call your insurance and then immediately call us.  Be careful though...insurance companies typically will push for you to choose the regular franchise brands for your restoration and water damage control needs because that’s who would serve their best interests.

However, you need to consider what’s best for your home, your family and yourself. What a lot of people don’t know is that your insurance company will also pay for a local, independent firm like Rock Emergency to come in to do the work and you can rest assured that we’ll do a better job than the franchise brands your insurance company might try to push on you.  So don’t settle for inferior work when it comes to your home...call Rock.

When it comes to water damage, unfortunately, time does not heal all wounds. It’s very important to address the situation quickly to minimize secondary damage. Timing is critical during a water loss and Rock Emergency will take all the necessary steps to make sure the job is done to your satisfaction, quickly, and efficiently to help prevent further damage and the potential for mold/mildew growth.

We offer world-class service to our clients and are all about exceeding your expectations.  These values are at the core of everything we do...and as or tagline reminds you, "we’re in this together"!

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