Mitigating Water Damage In Arlington Requires Identifying The Source Of The Leak
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Sometimes homeowners in Arlington wake up in the morning to find building materials or contents inside their house wet. In more severe water damage incidents, you might even see puddles located on parts of your floor. Once moisture finds its way inside your structure, it can help you immensely to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. We can utilize specialized equipment and the proper techniques to remove moisture from your building promptly.
However, before starting any water damage job in Arlington, our SERVPRO technicians first attempt to figure out where the moisture originated. We know that before we begin removing moisture, it is vital to locate the water leak. Depending on the situation, finding the moisture's source can be more difficult than it sounds. Whenever we start our inspection of your property, we implement moisture sensors and meters to help us track where the H2O went and where it began to enter the interior of your house.
But, in many situations, sensors are not needed to locate the source of a leak. Before our SERVPRO team arrives, it is possible for you to find the source of the problems with a little bit of know-how and time spent inspecting your affected contents and building materials. First, start by following the moisture by touch. For example, if your carpet is wet use your hand to feel where it is damp where wetness ends. Many times you can find the source of the leak by following your wet carpet to the closest water pipe or appliance.
Once you identify what may have caused the moisture to leak and enter, inspect the pipes or appliance more closely to figure out exactly what happened. For instance, if you think the moisture originated from your washing machine, pull it out and look at the hoses connected to it. Make sure there is no crack in the tubes running to your washing machines and ensure that there are no loose connections. If the leak came from a pipe inside your walls, you can often figure out where it is by finding where moisture is coming out of the wall.
Once you find the source of your moisture-related problems, take steps to repair the initial issue. If you can, seal off the leak temporarily if possible so that you can start removing moisture without having more water leaking into your structure.
If you ever notice wet materials in your home in Fort Caroline, Spring Glen, Merrill, or Glenlea, call SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East at (904) 721-2230. We are available at any time, and we are proud to say that We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.
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