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What to Do About Water Leaks | SERVPRO of Federal Way

3/22/2024 (Permalink)

Flooded kitchen floor, water leaking. Home water leaks always happen when least expected. Call SERVPRO of Federal Way to restore your house today!

It’s all fun and games until you stumble upon a puddle on your basement floor or are hit with the musty odor of mold when heading into your attic for something. Water leaks are a common catalyst for home damage, but that doesn’t make them any less frustrating to deal with. 

Tracking down the original source of the leak is the best way to take control of the situation and stop it at the source. But where do you start? Check out these common locations below and chances are that you will find the culprit quickly. 

Going Hunting for Moisture 

Our first suggestion is to start by looking around any exterior windows, doors or anywhere else that is directly connected to the elements. It could be as simple as an open window during a rainstorm or the fact that your front door just doesn't hang right anymore and there’s a gap in the door jamb. 

Another common place to check are the pipes and water lines that are flowing through our home. Every sink, tub or faucet has some sort of water line that brings water into the space and another lane for bringing it right back out. 

That means there are a lot of opportunities for water to leak around those pipes! A single loose connection or worn seal can spring a leak that leads to serious damage.

Checking Your Appliances

How many of you run at least one load of dishes every day? What about loads of laundry? Every time we turn on an appliance that relies on water to function, we are increasing the risk of suffering from a water disaster. After all, all it takes is a simple malfunction or electrical issue for water to start pouring out of the bottom or sides of our machines. 

Check your appliances regularly while they are running to feel for moisture and look underneath them often for signs of dripping or leaking. If you do discover a leak caused by your appliance, stay calm and locate the water valve that is connected to the machine. Turn it off to stop the flow of water and then get us on the phone!

Calling SERVPRO® for Help 

Water has the sneaky ability to get into all areas of your home in just a few minutes. Once it gets behind your walls, it will leak and seep into every crack and crevice that it can, which can make it really hard to dry out on your own!

That lingering moisture isn’t the only problem, either. The moisture can spark mold infestations and it can also degrade important structural components of your home. This is why a quick professional restoration is so important! 

We will make sure to remove the lingering moisture quickly as well as address structural repairs for you. Our team is here to help you overcome water damage 24/7. 

We can help you overcome water leaks. Call SERVPRO of Federal Way today!

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