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Immediate Steps to Take When You Have A Water Leak.

Ceiling Leak

Immediate Steps to Take When You Have A Water Leak.

Immediate steps to take when you have a water leak. Everyone at some point in their lives will experience and/or have to deal with a water leak in their home. It is one of those inevitable things that is bound to happen at least once for a home owner or renter. In fact, water damage due to water leaks is quite common and can be found in many homes and apartments. This article covers the critical steps necessary when dealing with a water leak.

Act Quickly – When you discover a leak you’ll want to act quickly in order to avoid any costly damage and repairs. In some cases, that will be unavoidable. However, most leaks discovered early will have caused minimal damage. Remember one important fact: the quicker you react the less the resulting damage to you home. Immediate steps to take when you have a water leak

  1. Shut off the Source – The first thing you will want to do when you discover a water leak is to shut off the water to whatever appliance or source it is leaking from. Remember, a water leak can come from things as simple as a sink with water left running or a water heater that has a faulty vacuum relief valve. If there are any electronics nearby you will want to immediately unplug and or remove them. In some instances, shutting off the circuit breaker may be necessary. Immediate steps to take when you have a water leak
  2. Relieve and drain the water pressure – We all live in two story homes in Plano and Dallas Texas. If water is leaking from an upstairs source, relieve the pressure. The water has to make its way downstairs, to help the flow and mitigate damage, drill holes in the ceiling to allow water to flow to the lower level floor. Immediate steps to take when you have a water leak.
  3. Water is destructive – Water left in wall cavities, above ceilings, in insulation, under cabinets, etc, for any length of time is extremely damaging. GET RID of the water immediately. A. Drilling holes in the ceiling to let it drain, B. Vacuum water from the holes with a wet/dry vac. C. Vacuum water from the floor with a wet/dry vac. In most cases, if water is removed quickly and promptly, you will have reduced your loss by $1000’s of dollars. Immediate steps to take when you have a water leak.
  4. Call a Professional – If you feel the damage is extensive, you need to call a professional water remediation, emergency water and clean-up company.
  5. Shut Off Water Source – Please note, you may also have to turn your main water valve off at the source. Keep in mind that this could be located in your garage, your yard, and most always at the water meter . You will need a water meter lid key and water meter shut-off valve key. Immediate steps to take when you have a water leak.

Please call Ted at Plano Texas Handyman at 214-507-3415 to have a remediation plan of visit our website for more information. Immediate steps to take when you have a water leak.

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