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Water Leaks: What to Do First

12/12/2022 (Permalink)

Water leaking from a faucet. Water leaking from a faucet.

It happens to everyone. A toilet. A leaky faucet. A busted pipe. Hey, it's manmade and we know that it breaks. The question, however, is what actions do we take first. 

  1. Find and shut off the water source. No matter where it is, find it and stop it even if that means bringing in professionals. 
  2. Turn off all the circuit breakers. You never know where that water has traveled or is. The last thing you want to do is electrocute yourself. 
  3. Now try and move as much water as possible. 
  4. Remove and prop up wet upholstery so it can dry. 
  5. Try and remove as much valuable stuff to a dry safe area. 
  6. Take pictures of everything. 
  7. Contact your insurance agent and SERVPRO. 

Also, don't try and dry it with your fans or vacuum cleaners. That is only going to make things worse and cost you a new vac. Call us, and our professionals can handle the hard parts.

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