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Water Leak? Check These Areas First | SERVPRO of Pewaukee & Sussex

1/2/2024 (Permalink)

close up of condensation on window pane and ledge Water damage can happen anywhere in your home. Call SERVPRO of Pewaukee & Sussex to restore water damage on your property 24/7, 365.

Whether you realize it or not, you use water in your everyday life in so many different ways. From the moment you brush your teeth in the morning to when you make dinner after you get home from work at night, water is part of our routine in one way or another. While having easy access to water is a privilege, it can also lead to some serious water damage if a leak occurs unexpectedly.

Knowing where to look for the source of a leak can help you take action quicker and stay in control of any emerging water leak issues. Check the spots below first on your search!

Beneath Your Sinks

Our sinks and taps are a necessary part of our homes, but they are the location of where almost all of our water flows out from! That means that suffering a water leak beneath your sink can happen at any time if a seal starts to wear away or a connection starts to loosen.

Once the water has started to leak, it can drip and seep into your walls, into your wooden cupboards and under your floors before it is discovered. Check your water lines often by opening up cabinets and going on a hunt.

Underneath Appliances

Another important aspect of our homes is our appliances, especially those that use water to function. After all, that laundry isn’t going to do itself! Dishwashers, ice makers, washing machines and water heaters use a lot of water to function, and a simple mishap or malfunction in the appliance can lead to serious water leaks.

Water leaks from appliances can be especially troublesome because if they are not caught quickly, water could continually be pumped onto your floor until the cycle is finished or until it is discovered. Get in the habit of checking your appliances regularly while they are running so you can address leaks right at the beginning.

Behind Walls and Under Floors

The trouble with water is that it can easily leak and seep into virtually every surface in your home. Once it is on your floors, it can get into the cracks in your floorboards or it can leak behind your walls.

Once it gets to a hard-to-reach area, it can be really hard to dry out on your own and then mold becomes a concern. If one of your walls feels soft in a particular area or you discover that your floors near your dishwasher are warping, it’s time to investigate.

Around Windows

Condensation is a normal thing to happen around windows and doors when temperatures change drastically outside, but that condensation can also linger on your windows and drip down onto your wooden window sills. Over time, that water can leak down your walls and warp the structural supports behind your drywall.

Gaps, cracks and even structural sagging issues can also invite water inside. Check your windows, doors and skylights for issues any time it rains and be sure they are all shut tight against the elements.

Since it is not possible to completely prevent damage, SERVPRO of Pewaukee & Sussex is here to help! Our team will arrive quickly, address any water extraction needs and also handle your repairs. We will make sure you overcome your water damage as quickly as possible.

Don’t ignore signs of water damage! Call SERVPRO® for a quick restoration.

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