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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Water Leaks Can Result in Expensive Damage

10/21/2016 (Permalink)

Often water damage results from a leak in your home. Perhaps you have considered doing your repairs when you are currently experiencing a leak somewhere or even more than one leak. But generally, it is wiser to contact a professional water damage company like SERVPRO to get the job done for you. You will have peace of mind knowing that the leak was stopped and that they have followed safety regulations. This should prevent any dangers or hazards to you, your family and pets, which is what you want after all--real security.

The fact is it can be a very technical process to locate where those leaks are originating from. Water can wind its way down some very strange paths, far from the source of the water flow. We will utilize moisture meters and hygrometers to locate hidden pockets of water and moisture. Not all leaks leave a revealing stain.

We know how to inspect in all the hidden voids, attic areas, and crawlspaces for signs of a drip or water flow. Take into consideration that the discoloration of the spot on the ceiling of your den on the first floor could have been caused by a water leak up on the roof. Water will flow to the lowest point as it obeys the laws of gravity. If the water damage is caused by a broken supply line or appliance water disposal hose, the gushing of water may cover a large enough area of the floor or walls to necessitate quick action for water removal. This fast water extraction will limit damage to carpets, wood flooring, furniture, electronics, and soft materials. However, if water has been absorbed into the drywall, this needs to be discarded since this porous material can also produce mold growth.

The professionals realize what they need to look for when assessing the damage. They know how to look for blue-green oxidation powder on pipes that indicate that there is a weakness in the joint which may result in a water leak or pinhole spray.  Water should only flow in the pipes.

You may not have all the right tools, knowledge, and supplies to repair the leak.  Those tools are expensive. It is likely cheaper for you to hire the professionals to fix your leak quickly. SERVPRO can restore water damaged items, and limit the severity of water damage, by quickly stemming the flow of unwanted water. Less work for us, saving your precious possessions for you while we mitigate the costs and inconvenience. We can return your waterdamaged home to its pre-loss condition "Like it never even happened." Call us at 478-956-1214.