The Discovery of a Water Leak in Your Home | SERVPRO of Pewaukee & Sussex
Take a moment to think about how often you use water in your daily life. The frequency of how often you turn on a faucet or run an appliance might surprise you! We certainly rely on water to help us get through our days and provide for our families, but that also means the possibility of experiencing water damage is always present.
If water finds itself in a place where it shouldn’t be, like on your floor or behind your walls, it can cause widespread issues and costly damages. In addition to household accidents like appliance malfunctions or busted pipes, Mother Nature can impact your home as well. Heavy rain during those classic Milwaukee-area summer thunderstorms can leak through your roof or flood your basement.
Preventing water damage takes some preparation, but unfortunately it’s not always possible to completely prevent a situation from occurring. Thankfully, SERVPRO of Pewaukee & Sussex is here for you to make sure your home is dried and restored quickly.
If you come upon a leak or an active flooding situation in your home, stay calm but act quickly. Water has the potential to leak down your walls, into your floorboards and into your ceilings in a matter of minutes after the problem begins, so the faster you move, the better.
Once you have discovered the source of the leak, you should focus on stopping or slowing the flow of water. If the situation was caused by a broken pipe or appliance problem, shut off the controlling water valve and turn off the power in that room. If your roof or walls have been damaged in a storm and the water is leaking in that way, you may just have to catch the dripping while you wait for the storm to pass in order to investigate safely.
It’s important to remember that flooding situations can be a bit more dangerous as there could be live electrical wires or sharp objects lurking beneath the surface. Avoid walking through the water if possible.
Now that you have initially controlled the situation, it’s time to pick up the phone and call SERVPRO of Pewaukee & Sussex! Our team will be there right away to help dry out your space and handle your restoration with ease.
It is our goal to get started on your restoration as quickly as possible, so we will ask you a bunch of questions during our first phone call so that we have a good idea of the situation. We will also ask you to take some photos of the damage. Fresh images of the damage will help make the insurance claims process smoother, and we can use these images to communicate directly with them on your behalf.
We get started on your restoration from the moment we step into your home. We know that time is of the essence when it comes to water damage, so our team will turn on our blowers and air movers right away to dry up the excess water. We also focus on saving your possessions and drying out your soft materials because we want to restore whatever we can!
When the water is gone, we will clean, sanitize and deodorize the entire space before starting on any repairs. Water has the innate ability to warp and ruin many different areas of your home, but we are fully trained to handle anything from laying fresh carpet to drywall repair. When we are through, you would never know a water disaster occurred in your home.
Even just an inch of water where it shouldn’t be can cause significant issues for your home, so count on us to help you! SERVPRO of Pewaukee & Sussex is here for you 24⁄7, and we will make sure you and your home are well taken care of.
Do you have water damage in your home? Call us for fast and complete restoration.