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We Can Help If Your Water Heater Causes Water Damage In Tallahassee

10/4/2019 (Permalink)

A leaking faucet on a water heater For more information or to have a team come out to your residence, call (850) 536-6599 today.

Water Heater Leaks Require Water Cleanup in Tallahassee

Did you know that water-related claims are among the second most common insurance claims filed in the US after wind and hail damage? While Floridians are used to damage from storms and floods, homeowners also need to look out for another common culprit: their water heater. If left unchecked, a leak in a water heater can quickly turn into gallons of water soaking into your floors and damaging your possessions.

If your home requires immediate assistance after such a disaster, SERVPRO is a name you can count for professional water cleanup in Tallahassee. Technicians are fully certified and trained to focus on damage mitigation and prevention to save you time and money and restore your home to its preloss condition.

Checking Your Water Heater
Whether a corroded tank or leaky inlet is the culprit, here are the steps you can take to minimize damage:

    •    Locate the leak. Check around the inlet and outlet connections, look for corrosion around the tank itself, and examine the valves.

    •    Turn off your water heater. This could be done by turning off a dial or switch or by using your circuit breaker. Make use of the shutoff valve near the tank to slow leaks.

    •    Drain the tank. If you cannot undertake repairs yourself, call a plumber or repair technician right away to fix it for you.

    •    Dry the area. If you have carpet or other porous items around your tank, remove them to prevent mold and mildew proliferation. Dry wet floors and walls, ensure that your home has adequate ventilation, and use a dehumidifier or desiccant products like silica gel if you have them.

SERVPRO technicians can be at your residence within four hours to assess the damage and get started on the cleanup. Various sensors are used, including moisture sensors and infrared cameras, to determine exact moisture levels and extent of water damage behind surfaces. Technicians can use wet/dry vacuums and portable extractors to remove water from surfaces like tile flooring and address water damage to walls, upholstery, and other fixtures with the help of commercial-grade centrifugal air movers and dehumidifiers.  Experts also use OSHA-approved antimicrobial cleaners that can eliminate odor-causing bacteria and reduce the risk of further damage to your home.

SERVPRO of North Leon County is always available at a moment's notice to clean up your home. No matter the disaster, we can ensure it looks, “Like it never even happened.” For more information or to have a team come out to your residence, call (850) 536-6599 today.

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