Water Heater Floods a Home
You’re away at work all day and then it happens….your water heater causes water damage to your home. We get calls from these types of damages every day and have a team available around the clock to make sure those problems go away.
The hazards of having a leak or large amount of water discharged from your water heater can sometimes be easily noticed and other times it may be later until you find how much damage has been done.
Things to look for:
-Routinely inspect your water heater, especially older ones as they may be more prone to failing.
- Soft or squishy floors.
-If you notice any water coming up from the seams in your flooring.
-Water in your crawl space.
It doesn’t take a lot of water to create a lot of damage to floors, subfloors and into floor joists if the problem persists long enough. With water getting trapped under you floor it may not be noticeable at first.
SERVPRO utilizes specialty equipment that isn’t in stores. This equipment expedites the removal of water to help get your home back in the dry. Box fans and small dehumidifiers that are available in retail outlets can assist in drying, however they aren’t strong enough to handle water damage. Bottom line is if the water stays longer, the more damage it can cause.
Water damage? Call us immediately for a free estimate, we also work with all insurance providers at 618-435-8200.