Thousands of homeowners each year have the unfortunate experience of having to deal with water damage due to their water heater malfunctioning or other disasters. Flooding in your home can vary in severity. If you are lucky enough to catch the issue right away you may successfully get away with little to do other than fix the water heater etc. Unfortunately many homeowners find themselves with a significant amount of damage. Taking action immediately will be extremely important.
Turn off Water!
The first step if your house is flooded is to turn the water off. Once the water is off the flood will not be able to get any worse. You will want to make sure that everyone in your home knows how to turn your water off so that if your house is flooded whoever is home will be able to take this important first step.
Find Where a Water Leak is Coming From
Next you will want to find the culprit of the leaking water. Many times it is a water heater that has started to leak. Sometimes the water heater can be repaired but more often than not, it will need to be replaced. You will want to find the warranty information for your water heater and see if it is under warranty still. If you are one of the lucky ones, your warranty will cover the water heater repair or replacement. If not, you will need to purchase a new water heater.
Hire a Flood Damage Restoration Company for Water Extraction Process & Structural Drying
You will also need to begin cleaning up the water. That is where Mr. Madison Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery Specialists comes in! We offer water damage restoration services. We can help remove all of the water from your home. Properly airing out your home is also of utmost importance. Many times homeowners will try and clean up the water on their own. The risk you run when doing it by yourself is that the area will not properly get dried out. The carpet padding, drywall, and many other areas frequently are wet. You will need some of the professional tools that we have to help your house properly dry out. If the house is not properly dried out you run the risk of mold growing in your home. The health risks of having mold in your home are too large to ignore. When it comes to the health of your family, you do not want to risk it. Hiring a professional will ensure that mold does not begin to grow in areas that were not adequately dried.
Water Damage Cleanup
Once the water is cleared out of your home you will need to evaluate what repairs need to be completed. Many times drywall will need to be repaired, flooring replaced, and painting redone. If your flooring does not need to be replaced you will definitely want to make sure that any flooded areas are properly cleaned. Mr. Madison Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery Specialists can also be of service in this area. After we help the water completely out of your home we can clean the flooring that was affected.
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We hope that if your house is affected by water heater flooding that you will give us a call so that we can help you out during this stressful experience.