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What To Do In Case of A Major Water Leak In Your Home

9/24/2020 (Permalink)

A major water leak can cause a lot of water damage to any home, and we know you will want to do everything possible to prevent as much damage to your living spaces and your belongings as you can. Our team SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson has some helpful tips for you if you experience a major water leak. 

The first step is to find where that leak originated, so you will need to inspect your home for the source. 

If the leak is an interior one, you may see a lot of water but its source may not be readily apparent. Check the areas around your tubs, sinks, shower doors, toilets, and other appliances that involve water to see where the fault is. You may find the issue under a sink if you have a burst pipe. Inspect all drywall for water damage, looking for buckling, discoloration, and warping; this will tell you if your major water leak is inside your walls. Pay attention to any unpleasant odors; this can mean that you will also need to have a mold infestation handled.

If your water leak is due to a serious structural issue, either before or following heavy weather, you will want to talk to construction experts right away to start renovation or repair work. More wet weather is on the way with the approach of Fall and Winter, so there isn’t much time to waste here. Having a faulty roof or gutter system taken care of ahead of bad weather is a really good choice for the smart homeowner.

Some issues that you find may be things you can take care of yourself, but if you find that you are faced with something beyond your capabilities, don’t hesitate to reach out to an experienced and skilled professional.

Whether your water damage is minor or major, the team here at SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson is always ready and happy to help. We handle fire damage, water damage, and restoration projects of all sizes. We’re experts in the areas of mold prevention and remediation, as well. We can get your home or business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!

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