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Water Leak? We Have You Covered | SERVPRO of Columbia and Suwannee Counties

5/15/2024 (Permalink)

Roof is Leaking, Pipe Rupture at Home: Water Drips into Buckets in Living Room. Act fast and get in touch with SERVPRO of Columbia and Suwannee Counties upon discovering water damage.

As an experienced homeowner, you have a set routine for maintaining your home and taking care of your family. Despite this, you may encounter problems such as a malfunctioning dishwasher or a dripping washing machine from time to time.

Although these issues may not appear urgent, it’s crucial to address them promptly to prevent a minor water problem from escalating into a major one. We outline below effective methods for identifying and managing leaks to safeguard your home's comfort and safety.

Where to Look First 

If you are uncertain about the source of a water leak, it can be challenging to locate it quickly. Water leaks can occur wherever there is a water line or pipe, many of which are concealed behind walls or under floors, just out of sight. A single water leak has the potential to quickly damage drywall or cause swelling in newly installed wood floors, making prompt action essential.

Start by examining any appliances in the affected room. Turn them off and move them away from the wall to check for water spots or mold growth. If you find the leak, locate the water valve and turn it off to stop the flow of water. If not, proceed to inspect any water lines in the room. 

Check under sinks, around the toilet and near showerheads for any signs of dripping or running water. Lastly, examine windows and doors for any gaps or cracks that could allow water to enter your home during rainfall.

What to Do After Locating the Leak 

Once you have located the source of the leak and taken necessary steps to stop the flow of water, it is important to assess the extent of the damage. Water can seep into hard-to-reach areas, such as behind walls and under floors, resulting in issues like mold growth and structural damage. 

Take some pictures of the damage, but avoid standing in any water as it may have come into contact with electrical outlets and become hazardous. Instead, open windows and turn on fans to help dry out the affected area. Next, get us on the phone! Contacting our team of experts  ensures proper restoration and minimizes further damage.

The SERVPRO® Restoration Plan 

It may seem like using a mop and bucket to address a water leak is sufficient, but it’s highly likely that the water has infiltrated hard-to-reach areas. This is where our expertise comes into play! 

With our advanced industrial blowers and air movers, we can extract every drop of moisture from your space. Furthermore, we can repair any damage your home may have sustained, such as replacing damp drywall, restoring warped floors and addressing ceiling damage. 

We can also pinpoint the cause of the leak and provide repair solutions for that specific area. Our goal is to ensure that your home is restored to its previous state, regardless of the circumstances.

Discovered water damage? Call SERVPRO of Columbia andSuwannee Counties right away.

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