Water mitigation services from SERVPRO of Wheaton/Kensington
Water damage restoration services are one of the most common mitigation work calls that we get on a regular basis. In most cases, the homeowner or business owner did not expect it and is not prepared. This causes the client to feel helpless and distraught. We would like to share a few tips on how to react if this happens in your place of work or home.
- Broken water pipe- Turn off the main water shut-off valve, this will prevent further damage. If you do not know where it is, find it and label it for preparedness.
- Water intrusion from storm- If you can, unclog your outdoor drain so that water can have an exit route away from your home. This type of water is considered contaminated, you should not attempt to mitigate it yourself.
- Slow leak- If you discover a slow leak, have a plumber repair the broken pipe. Soon after the repair, call us to begin the water mitigation process to prevent mold/microbial growth.
- Appliance failure- If an appliance malfunctions, like a broken water line from the refrigerator or a dishwasher leak, we recommend that you shut off the water and begin water mitigation soon after. To prevent this, have your appliances and their water lines inspected from time to time.
Water damage is not a fun topic, we know, but it does happen! Be prepared. Reach out to your insurance provider and learn more about your water damage coverage. Have our contact information handy, just in case a disaster like this strikes your home or business. We are always here to help and make it “Like it never even happened.”