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How Bad is the Water Leak?

3/28/2022 (Permalink)

water stains on baseboard and wall Hidden water leaks can leave nasty water stains if untreated.

There are so many scenarios that come out of accidental and unfortunate water leaks in your home. Ultimately, you need to have a professional at SERVPRO South Nashville evaluate and determine the severity of your water damage - call 24/7 (615) 331-0200 to set up an appointment.

Below are helpful ideas when looking around your house to determine if there is a water issue going on that needs to be addressed.

Watch for:

-Stains and discoloration on floors, walls, or carpet.

-Swelling or buckling of floorboards -Standing water in low places such as basements and porches.

-Water-soaked insulation, electrical outlet covers, and light fixtures.

-Signs of seasonal floodings such as wet drapery and furniture in the basement or home office.

If you find a water leak, turn off the valve and bring any electrical items to safety.

Turning off the water is the first step in repairing any water leak. To find the valve, watch for markings on furniture or supplies that are near to an existing water supply. If there is no marking, use a step ladder to search for any indication of a water supply. You can also turn off taps or valves located in your basement or crawl space.

If you do find water - we recommend gathering supplies for drying including:

-A phone

-A fan

-Blankets or towels

-An eye dropper or turkey baster

-Stained rags

A water leak can be detrimental if not addressed quickly. Water damage will occur quickly and without much warning! SERVPRO professionals are available 24/7 (615) 331-0200 to help with any water damage issues that you might have.

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