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Suspect a Water Leak? Here’s Where to Look | SERVPRO of Sumter

1/2/2024 (Permalink)

close up of condensation on window pane and ledge Water damage can happen anywhere in your home. Call SERVPRO of Sumter to restore water damage on your property 24/7, 365.

We all rely on the water that flows through our homes every day, but we need it to stay contained in our pipes and in our drains! No one wants to suffer a water leak, but unfortunately, they happen often all across our community.

While a simple spill can be cleaned up quickly, water leaks that have been happening for a while or gone unnoticed can cause serious damage all across your home.

Knowing where to start looking for the source of water leaks can help you stay in control and minimize as much damage as possible. Start by checking these common spaces where water leaks often start.

Under Sinks and Cupboards

We are at risk of suffering water leaks every time we turn on a tap to wash our hands or to rinse off a dish. As that water goes down the drain, it passes through waterlines and connections that could experience damage or wear and tear at any time.

If a leak starts under your sink, it can quickly work its way through your cupboards and into your floors before it is discovered. Get in the habit of checking your water lines whenever you are cleaning and address any signs of aging or issues right away by tightening loose connections or replacing seals.

Under and Behind Appliances

We all have at least one appliance in our homes that helps make life a little easier. Dishwashers, washing machines and our fridges play such a vital role in our busy lives! However, they can also malfunction at any point and cause serious water leaks.

We don’t often move around heavy appliances, which means that water leaks could be happening behind or beneath an appliance for a while without you knowing. Try to pull your appliances away from the wall regularly to check for water spots, mold growth or visible puddles.

Beneath Your Floors or Behind Walls

You probably don’t think about it often, but you have waterlines running behind many of your walls and under your feet. These lines are in charge of bringing all of the water in and out of your house, and they, too, can leak at a moment’s notice.

The trouble with these types of leaks is that they are not immediately apparent or visible to the naked eye. If you start to notice an earthy odor or a dark spot appears on your wall, it’s time to do a little more investigating.

Checking Around Windows

Condensation can appear whenever the temperature changes drastically in comparison to the temperature inside your home. Over time, that condensation can linger on your windows and drip down onto your window sill and warp the wood.

Moisture can also sneak its way through tiny gaps or cracks around your window casings. If you have a draft problem or notice the carpet is wet after every rainstorm, you might need to address some window repairs.

While we can do our best to prevent water damage, it’s not always possible. Call SERVPRO of Sumter for a quick and reliable restoration. We will remove all of the standing water, address structural repairs and make sure you recover completely.

Don’t ignore signs of water damage! Call SERVPRO® for a quick restoration.

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