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Causes of Water Damage & What To Do if You Experience It

9/12/2017 (Permalink)

If a flood or leak affects your San Antonio home or business, call SERVPRO of Helotes & Leon Springs to properly take care of your water damage!

Water is an important substance, but it can also be one of the most destructive. Homes and businesses cannot survive without water. However, when water leaks or causes flooding, it can be a devastating loss. A water damage disaster can result as a cause of the following factors:

  • HVAC issues
  • Faulty household appliances (washing machines, dishwashers, ice makers, etc)
  • Leaking pipes or a pipe burst
  • Faulty plumbing systems
  • Natural disasters

If you experience a water damage emergency, it is important that you address the situation immediately. Time is of the essence when it comes to minimizing the amount of damage done to your San Antonio home or office. The longer you allow water to sit and saturate your property, the more damage there will be done to it. It can even lead to secondary damage, also known as mold! So, what should you do if you have a flood or leak in your house or commercial property?

  • Switch off the main water line to prevent additional water from intruding into your home.
  • So long as the water is clean, remove any items out of the area that have been affected and remove or push back any items that may become affected. Set affected items out to dry and use a fan to help.
  • Depending on the cause of the water damage, it may be advised to call a plumber to fix the problem.
  • Call in a trained and licensed restoration company, such as SERVPRO of Helotes and Leon Springs, to begin mitigation.
  • Remove excess water by mopping, blotting, or with a wet/dry vac while you wait for the technicians to arrive. Do not use a regular household vacuum to extract the water!
  • Turn on the air conditioner and set up fans to help with the drying process.

SERVPRO of Helotes and Leon Springs is here to help with all your water damage emergencies. Our team of technicians is available for emergency mitigation and restoration 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  If you are in need of assistance, we’ve got you covered. Give us a call – (210) 361-9353

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