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Dealing With a Water Leak | SERVPRO of East Lansing/Haslett

5/1/2024 (Permalink)

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You walk in the door at the end of a long day only to discover a water leak is slowly taking over the floor. Maybe the dishwasher wanted to mop the floors while it washed your dishes or you left a window open on a rainy day. Either way, you have a mess to clean up.

Unfortunately, grabbing a mop and bucket isn’t usually enough for most water leaks, especially those that have been sitting for a while. Water moves fast, and it will find its way into lots of places you don’t want it to be.

The faster you can call us, the better. We will deal with your water leak and everything that goes along with it.

Addressing Water Leaks

When a water leak happens in your home, it can quickly find its way under floors, behind walls and into cabinets. The longer it sits, the more hard-to-reach places it will find its way into.

If a leak strikes in your home, go ahead and dry up everything you can see. Make sure to pay attention to the walls, cabinets and flooring around where the leak happened, especially if you notice water droplets flowing in a particular direction. When water ends up in the wrong places, it won’t just evaporate or dry up on its own. These tight spaces need airflow in order to be dried up, which means moisture can linger long term.

The longer things remain moist, the more damage will be done. Your metal structure can rust, while other support systems begin to degrade. Mold can also set up and spread rapidly. In as little as a day, you could be dealing with an entire colony of mold in your home, which means you have one more step to recover from on top of the water.

Following Your Nose

When mold and mildew begins to take over, it can leave your home with an odor. If you notice a musty, earthy smell, do your best to track down the source. You may not be able to find any visible signs of the growth as it is likely hidden, but either way, it is time to call in the pros.

Our team will respond to your home quickly in order to tackle both water and mold damage. We will repair warped walls and swollen floorboards, all while removing, disinfecting and sealing away moisture in order to stop mold and odors. Our professionals will track down every spot of moisture in order to ensure nothing sticks around when we are done.

Once the initial area is cleaned up, we will continue working throughout your house. In order to make sure your house smells like home, we will check your HVAC and use it to filter the air. We will also sanitize surfaces all around. Whatever your home needs, our team has it covered.

Don’t ignore signs of a water leak. Contact SERVPRO® for a full recovery.

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