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Water Leaks and Everything That Comes After Them | SERVPRO of Dublin/Vidalia/Claxton

5/1/2024 (Permalink)

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Is there anything worse than coming home after a long day at the office or a nice weekend away and finding your floor full of water? Perhaps the dishwasher decided to wash the whole kitchen or you never anticipated rain coming through that open window.

Where it came from doesn’t really matter, it needs to be dried up. Unfortunately, for water leaks that have lingered for even just a few hours, a mop and bucket simply won’t be enough. Water moves quickly, and it often ends up in all the places you don’t want it to be.

The faster you can call in the pros, the better. We will respond to your property quickly to tackle the water, mold and odors that leaks leave behind.

Addressing Water Leaks

Water has a sneaky way of finding all the nooks and crannies in your home, and once it does, it can wreak complete chaos. Even the smallest leak can get under your floorboards, into your walls and behind cabinets.

When you find a leak in your home, go ahead and dry up as much of the visible water as you can. Take note of where the leak was and what walls, floors, cabinets or other permanent items are around them.

Water that has gotten into the wrong places won’t simply evaporate on its own. With very little airflow, moisture can linger long-term and create compounding damage all around it.

The longer this moisture is allowed to go unaddressed, the more your home is at risk. Metal supports will rust, and mold will begin to form and spread. Mold moves quickly, and once it gets started, it can take over entire areas of your home, creating a dangerous outbreak scenario that will need to be tackled along with you water damage.

Following Your Nose

Along with taking note of what was around when you cleaned up the leak, you can also use your nose to find potential issues hiding out behind walls or flooring. A musty, damp and earthy smell is one of the most common signs that mold is spreading. If you notice this odor, see if you can locate the source or find any visible signs that you have a mold problem. This is a good time to call in the pros and get things handled completely.

When our crew gets to your home, we will start tackling everything that comes along with water damage, including lingering moisture in places you can’t see it. We will repair or even replace warped drywall or swollen floorboards. If things are beyond what simple repairs will fix, we can reconstruct parts of your home when it calls for it.

Your recovery process isn’t complete until everything smells exactly as it should. Once we have tackled the immediate problem area, we will also sanitize surrounding surfaces and even make sure you HVAC vents don’t have lingering smells in them.

Anything that can’t be completely renewed will be disinfected and sealed in order to prevent future mold growth and lock odors inside. Whatever your home needs to feel like home again, we’ve got you covered.

Don’t ignore signs of a water leak. Contact SERVPRO® for a full recovery.

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