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The Top Threats for Water Damage | SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle

11/1/2023 (Permalink)

Water damage due a broken pipe. Moisture problem and wet floor. Have water damage you need fixed? SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle for a fast response!

How often do you sit and think about your water pipes or your roof and gutter system on a daily basis? We would bet you don’t give much thought to them at all as you watch the rain fall outside or turn on your faucet to clean some dishes. 

However, water is flowing in and around your home every day and that can lead to disaster in an instant if something goes awry. Burst pipes, malfunctioning gutters or that old dishwasher that you know is on its last leg can all cause a watery mess all over your home.

By knowing where water leaks are most common, you can check these spaces often for signs of water damage or water spots and stop a problem in its tracks. Our SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle team is here to help, so read on to learn more. 

The Threat of Appliances 

Most of us have at least one appliance in our homes that relies on water to function. Dishwashers, washing machines and even water heaters use significant amounts of water on a daily basis. 

Run your hand along the outside of these appliances before using them to check for drips or lingering moisture. If you do notice water where it shouldn’t be, unplug or turn off the appliance and do a little investigating.

The pipes in your home are also vulnerable to issues from time to time. Older pipes or deteriorating caulk lines can spring a leak at any time, or a seal could burst and lead to water spewing out of your water lines and all over your floor. Check the fittings and seals around your sinks, faucets and tubs regularly for signs of wear and tear.

The Threat of Nature 

When it rains, it pours in the New Castle area. In addition to regular thunderstorms, coastal storms and hurricanes can bring significant amounts of rain to the area in a short amount of time. 

Overwhelmed gutters can spill over or back up onto your roof, leaving your home with a serious roof leak or water that is soaking through into your foundation. The best way to avoid water damage in this way is to prepare your home ahead of the storm. Clean out your gutters, check your roof for leaks and ensure your downspouts are connected and pointed away from your house.

Floods can also happen unexpectedly in our community. Investing in a sump pump or grading your property can help keep flooding concerns to a minimum when the rain starts to fall. 

How SERVPRO Can Help
Even if you prepare as best you can, water damage will find a way if the situation is unexpected or the storm is strong enough. Call us right away so we can handle your recovery! Our trusted team will arrive quickly and start removing the excess water while also addressing any necessary repairs. 

We have the tools to ensure all of the lingering moisture is removed and we have the training to repair walls, floors and ceilings from the damage caused by moisture or standing water. Our team will help you recover no matter what type of water disaster occurred.

Water damage should always be cleaned up quickly. Contact SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle right away when disaster strikes.

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