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Infographic showing areas in a bathroom that are prone to water damage

Areas Prone to Water Damage

A musty smell in your bathroom could be a sign of hidden water damage.

3 Common Issues Are:

1. Cracked shower tile
2. Leaky seals at base of toilet
3. Damaged or old caulking and grout

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Front loading washing machine with water leaking out

Water Damage Caused By Washing Machines

The national average claim for water damage caused by a washing machine is over $5,000. Homeowners insurance will typically cover the cost to repair the water damage to your home. However, it will not cover the costs to repair or replace the washing machine.

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SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle's logo on wet, foggy window

Water Damage Timeline

In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. With over 1,700 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.

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Did Your Toilet Overflow?

At one time or another, you’ve probably had to deal with a toilet overflow. Sometimes it’s due to a simple clog that’s easy to fix. Other times it can be much more overwhelming. If sewer damage is involved, the impact can be devastating. 

What Happens

When there is sewer damage, whether it’s a broken pipe or a clog, the wastewater has to go somewhere. If it can’t be drained, it can back up into your residence. This is why you usually end up with a flooded toilet when your sewer has been compromised.

Tips for Drying Books Damaged by Water

Following these tips won’t guarantee recovery of all items, but should help you minimize the damage.

  • Set books on their tops or bottoms and open them up like a fan. Avoid standing opened books on the side edges.
  • Set the book on the driest side first, then as it dries, rotate it every couple of hours or so.
  • Place wax paper in between the covers of the book and the pages. The wax paper should be slightly larger than the size of the cover. Replace often to ensure faster drying.
  • Once the pages are no longer damp, close the book, place it on a hard surface and place a weight on top to keep the pages as flat as possible. 

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Water Damage Emergency Tips

What You Can Do Until Help Arrives

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first.

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

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Did You Attempt a DIY Water Damage Restoration Project?

We applaud your efforts, but you may not have the proper training, knowledge and or tools to successfully perform this work.

There are consequences for not performing mitigation services properly and mold damage should always be at the back of your mind. When the mitigation process is not carried out correctly, drying will not happen and pockets of moisture will be left in various corners of the house. This will lead to the eventual development of mold.

The next time you experience a water damage in your home, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE - (302) 392-6000

Water Damage: Act Fast, Every Second Counts!

Do You Know Where Your Main Water Shutoff Valve Is?

When water damage occurs in a home or business, due to supply line break, pipe break or other fixture or plumbing problem, knowing where the water shutoff valves are located is crucial for immediately stopping the water flow and preventing further damage.

Take a moment right now to locate all of the shutoff valves in your home so you'll be prepared for an emergency

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Sudden and Accidental Water Damage

Water Damage Can Be a Tricky When It Comes to a Homeowner’s Insurance Policy

“It depends” is usually the answer to claim coverage. It will all depend on where the water initially came from, the insurance company and the coverage of your policy.

Water damage claims that are usually covered:

• Tub and sink overflows
• Burst pipes
• Overflows from washing machine and other appliances
• Water damage caused by a leaking roof

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Water Damage as a result of a Dishwasher leak?

Are you one of the unfortunate homeowners dealing with dishwasher water damage?

Most of us have found out the hard way that regular soap used in a dishwasher causes an explosion of bubbles. Dishwasher leaks can be as obvious as soap bubbles making their way across the kitchen floor or start as a slow drip that may not be immediately noticed

Stopping leaks before they cause damage is ideal, but depending on the situation, is not always possible.

Common causes of dishwasher leaks:

  • Worn gaskets
  • Dishwasher not level
  • Wrong dishwashing soap used
  • Broken door
  • Defective dishwasher tub

Cloudy White Rings on Wood Furniture

Heat & Water Stained Wood

Stains and marks made by liquid or steam are usually white or light-colored. That means that they haven’t penetrated much more deeply than through the waxed or polished surface. When the stain is dark, however, it indicates that the liquid has penetrated through the finish on the wood and possibly through to the wood itself. If this is the case, you have more of a fix on your hands.

Those white, cloudy rings on your wood furniture don't have to stay there forever. 

CLICK HERE for tips on how to remove white rings from wooden furniture.

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Prevent Water Damage to Your Home While Away for the Holidays

A Water Leak or Flooding Makes for a Horrible Welcome Home Gift

Traveling during the holidays doesn’t have to turn you into the Grinch. With a little planning, you can eliminate the chances of water damage when you’re away from home.

The Most Common Mishaps Are:

  • Busted pipes
  • Toilet overflows
  • Water heater leaks 
  • Dishwasher leaks
  • Ice maker malfunctions
  • Sink overflows
  • Busted washing machine hoses
  • Shower and tub leaks and overflows

If you have water damage in your home, call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE immediately at (302) 392-6000 to minimize the damage to your home and belongings.

Quickly Turn Off Water To The Sink

Learn how to turn off the water to the bathroom sink quickly before a problem occurs that could result in a water damage.

  • Look under the sink for the two turnoff valves — one each for the hot and cold water faucets.
  • Grasp the valves with your hands — no tools are needed - and turn them clockwise until they are tightly closed.
  • Twist the water faucets to the full on-position and run the water until it stops.

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Cleaning Gutters Is Essential To Property Maintenance

Water will flood, rot, mildew, and destroy your home if you allow it. Your home has defenses against water damage. Your roof is its first, but not only, line of defense. Your gutter system provides a vital secondary line of defense to warding off water damage. Gutters keep your home’s perimeter from becoming waterlogged and potentially leaking into the basement or causing other damage to the structure, as well as surrounding landscaping.

If your home has water damage from flooding or leaks caused by clogged or damaged gutters, call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE (302) 392-6000

A Leaking or Overflowing Toilet Can Cause Water Damage Throughout Your Home

When Water Ventures Out of the Lines

The ceiling in this finished basement collapsed and exposed a water leak from the bathroom above.

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and in your home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

Please refer to our Water Damage Tips—Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.

Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE at (302) 392-6000 



SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and in your home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

Please refer to our Water Damage Tips—Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE is locally owned and operated—so we are part of this community too. 

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Buckled & Warped Hardwood Flooring

Plumbing Leak Causes Damage To Hardwood Floor In This New Castle County, DE Vacant Home

A Plumbing leak caused the hardwood flooring to buckle and warp in this vacant home. The water damaged boards were removed; the floor supports dried out and sprayed with an antifungal agent in preparation for reinstalling the planks. SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE’s technicians restore rather than replace whenever it is viable.

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