Once you have found water damage in your home, you will need to take several steps in order to file a successful water damage claim
1. Document all of the damage ñ take extensive photos of the affected areas, as well as a detailed inventory of all damages incurred. Photos of the affected areas before the damage occurred may help to back up your claim, too.
2. Prevent further damage ñ try to stop the water flow, and make temporary repairs (such as covering a broken window with plastic). You may also want to remove any excess water with either a mop or a water vac.
3. Contact your insurance provider ñ file a claim to your provider as soon as possible.