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Water Leaks Stink | SERVPRO of Houston County

5/1/2024 (Permalink)

water dripping from ceiling into a large puddle on tile floor Trust our team at SERVPRO of Houston County to provide comprehensive services for a full recovery for all your water damage restoration needs.

You get home from work, ready to relax for the evening, only to find that the refrigerator has started to leak and left the kitchen floor soaked. Or perhaps you just stepped out for a quick trip to the store and an unexpected heavy rain left the wall near an open window drenched.

Regardless of where it comes from, water leaks are often far more complicated than they appear. Damage will typically run deeper than what a mop and bucket can clean up.

Mold, mildew and some pretty yucky odors can’t be ruled out after a leak. The faster you can call in the experts after a leak, the less dealing with a water leak will stink.

Addressing Water Leaks

Water has a sneaky way of getting into all the places you don’t want it to be. When it does, it can cause total chaos in your floors, walls and ceiling. Water moves fast, which means it can quickly find its way into every crack and cranny nearby, leaving moisture in all kinds of places that are hard to reach.

When you discover a water leak in your home, follow your first instinct to immediately start drying things up. While you do, pay careful attention to other places water may have gotten into. Moisture that sneaks behind walls or under floors won’t just dry up on its own. Instead, it will linger and start creating more and more damage.

Eventually, metal support structures can rust and start to break down. Drywall and wood will soften, and mold can form and spread. It doesn’t take long for a massive amount of mold to develop, which means when a leak strikes in your home and you can’t get to it quickly you are going to have to deal with water and mold damage.

Following Your Nose

While there are lots of signs that mold is growing in your home, one that everyone is familiar with is the odor. A damp, earthy and musty smell is a clear indicator that something is going on in your home, especially if you start noticing it after you have cleaned up a leak. Do your best to sniff out the source and call in the pros.

When we get there, we will address the water damage from the leak, the subsequent mold growth and any odors that are starting to build up in your home. Our professionals will replace warped walls and soft floorboards while we also start sanitizing surfaces and filtering the air throughout your home.

The restoration of your home isn’t complete until there are no lingering odors and the potential for mold to grow back is gone. In order to make sure your house is ready to be your home again, we will make sure the leak area and beyond are completely clean. Our crew has your needs covered.

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

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