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Common Spots for Water Leaks | SERVPRO of North Naples

2/20/2024 (Permalink)

Woman with Emergency Plumbing Sink Leak Water leaks can leave your home disastrous. That's why SERVPRO of North Naples is Here to Help®. Contact us today!

Water leaks can occur in singular obvious events, like from a burst pipe in your kitchen or a flooded basement due to a broken water line, but they can also be much sneakier. A single dripping pipe behind your walls or a water heater that leaks whenever it kicks on can cause just as much damage, but it will happen over a longer period of time.

No matter the situation, there is no doubt that water can cause serious and extensive damage. Catching a water leak early can help you control the situation, but first you have to know where to go looking for one! 

Read on to learn more about where the most common locations are for water leaks in your home. 

Common Leaky Spots 

Water is constantly flowing in and out of your home, which means that water leaks can start virtually anywhere where a pipe is located behind your wall or where a water connection is. 

A single loose water connection or a deteriorated caulk line can easily cause trouble for you. Checking the toilets, sinks and tubs in your home often can help you notice any lingering moisture or recurring puddles.

Another common spot for water leaks is around any appliance that uses water to function. We all rely on least one water-reliant appliance in our daily lives, but that doesn’t mean the appliance(s) in question can’t betray us! 

Dishwashers, washing machines and water heaters can all start to leak at any point and cause a watery mess in an instant. Check each appliance every time before you turn them on, and feel for moisture around the doors and water lines. 

Stopping the Flow 

If you do discover lingering moisture anywhere in your home or find a new puddle on your floor, it’s time to take control to prevent the situation from getting any worse. Once you track down the original source of the leak, locate the appropriate water valve and shut it off immediately to stop the flow of water. 

If the leak came from an appliance, shut off or unplug the appliance as well to make sure it can’t start back up again while you are figuring out the next steps.

Once the water has stopped flowing, avoid walking through the water and get us on the phone right away. If the water level was high enough or the situation went unnoticed for a while, you might have some residual water damage to deal with as well. Take some photos of the damage while you are waiting for us to arrive that you can show to your insurance company. 

Water Damage Recovery

We will quickly arrive at your home and locate the source of the leak. We will get started on removing the water while addressing the necessary repairs. 

We know that the longer water sits on your floors, the worse your damage can become and mold can even start to grow. Our industry-leading drying equipment will ensure every last drop of moisture has been removed from your home. 

Once everything is dry, we will address any repairs that need to happen. Water can quickly warp wood and damage walls or carpet, but we can handle any sort of restoration projects that your space requires. Our goal is to make sure your home is returned to its preloss conditions as quickly as possible.

Tackling water damage quickly is essential to a full recovery. Contact SERVPRO of North Naples right away. 

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