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Dealing With Water Damage? Tackle It Quickly | SERVPRO of Buffalo/Tonawanda

5/1/2024 (Permalink)

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You’ve just had a busy day at work and are looking forward to coming home and relaxing on the couch. You open your front door and immediately step into a massive puddle of water. Oh, no, a water leak!

Water leaks are a really common home disaster that can impact you at any time. A busted pipe, faulty appliance or even a window left open during a surprise storm can cause serious water damage.

The key to a full recovery is to lean on restoration professionals! Our team will dry out your home right away so you can avoid mold issues and stinky residual odors.

Identifying the Leak

We all expect water to flow through our homes the way it should, but that’s not always the case. The second that water overflows a sink, pours out of a dishwasher or leaks down a windowpane, it can start to cause problems. It will leak and seep down walls, get under your floorboards, and even infiltrate the ceiling on the level beneath you.

As you get to work soaking up the water with a mop or a towel, the fact of the matter is that you already have water in really hard-to-reach areas. The water that is now inside your walls and under your floors doesn’t have adequate ventilation, so it will become stagnant and can’t dry out properly.

Over time, this lingering moisture will start to impact your home in a variety of ways. Metal will rust, beams will swell and mold can even set in only 24–48 hours after the initial disaster.

Tracking Down Any Odors

So, you got the original mess cleaned up and your floor or wall is dry to the touch. While you go about your week, keep a close eye on how your home smells. Mold and mildew tend to give off a musty or an earthy odor, which is a pretty identifiable smell. If you start to notice this odor a few days after your water leak, it’s time to call in the pros.

We will work quickly to identify exactly where the smell is coming from, even if it is coming from a tricky area. Once we have secured the location, we will turn off vents and your HVAC system so we can filter the air without introducing the spores to another part of your home. After that, we will clean and sanitize the space to ensure your home is clean, fresh and safe once more.

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

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