Recovering From Residential Water Damage in South Orlando
Appliances Are Often the Culprits Causing Water Leaks
While many disasters can threaten your South Orlando home, perhaps one of the most typical of these potential issues is a water emergency. While this could include natural disasters and flash flooding situations, it often boils down to aging materials in your house. Additionally, homeowner errors are attributed to damages that require professional restoration.
Perhaps one of the most common issues that present water damage to your South Orlando residence would be large appliances like your water heater. While everyone is aware that appliances draw more power and cost you additional monthly utilities, they get too old. They're often disregarded. The components within them that keep tight seals for water are aging and degrading. Over time, small and seemingly insignificant leaks can turn disastrous, spewing high water volumes on the floor surrounding the appliance.
Once the water has successfully stopped from the valve attached to the appliance itself, a significant water emergency requires your immediate attention. The longer that water can seep into flooring and walls, the more damage that it ultimately causes these components as well as the structural integrity of your entire home.
While extraction might be necessary for the situation, our SERVPRO team assesses the full scope of the damage throughout both the immediate area and adjoining walls and floors. Areas not easily seen, SERVPRO uses thermal imagery to determine the farthest reaches of the water damage. Equipment like our drying mats can penetrate deep into floors to dry up the area. At the same time, our injection system can remove any moisture from inside of affected walls. For basic drying, a combination of wet vacs for spot extraction and air movers for moisture removal work to rid the area of the remaining water.
When you are battling older appliances, even the best of routine maintenance might not be enough. If your appliance decides to leave you a water emergency to fight, trust SERVPRO of South Orlando restoration specialists to help you clean up the mess. Call (407) 985-3200 today.