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Water Damage from a Leaking Water Heater in Your Wrightsville Beach Home

6/20/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage from a Leaking Water Heater in Your Wrightsville Beach Home Wrightsville Beach Water Heater Leak by an Electrical Panel Can Be Hazardous

Cleanup and Water Removal Are Done Safely by SERVPRO

One of the more common causes of flooding inside your home is water heater overflows. Boilers and water heaters are typically located where you do not go too often, such as an attic, basement, utility room closet, or garage. Therefore, if a burst or leak happens, it is likely that you do not know there is a problem until after significant water intrusion has occurred already.
 
If you do experience water damage in Wrightsville from your water heater, try and remain calm and shut off the water feed line. Then, contact SERVPRO, our restoration company that specializes in water damage restoration and cleanup to deal with the mess left behind.
 
Since high temperature and late detection are problems with water heater floods, there are some dangers that it creates that exceeds normal flooding events. There are things to watch out for in case you are dealing with this.
 
The initial water bursting forth from the heater may be scalding hot, so do not rush in, especially if you see steam all over the area. You risk getting hot water burns otherwise. It is best to wait for a SERVPRO technician to arrive and take care of everything for you.
 
Another reason you should not rush into a flooded area is that the water could be contacting exposed wiring or power outlets. The water then carries a strong electric current, so do not take a risk in going into the water. Also, the situation creates a potential fire hazard, as the electrical system short and spark.

The water damage from a flood like this can damage wood, ruin carpeting, corrode metals and destroy expensive machinery and appliances. Mold spores can also be activated with enough moisture and organic materials to sustain them. Since mold growth is very likely in a case like this, our technicians at SERVPRO are also going to check for mold growth and hidden moisture with special moisture meters and can clean it up along with all the water. We do not leave until the area is thoroughly dried and sanitized.
 
SERVPRO of New Hanover arrives at your home in a timely fashion to avoid further damage. Therefore, we encourage you to call us right away when you discover the problem at (910) 762-8180.

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