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A Small Kitchen Leak Can Lead to Big Problems If Not Addressed

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

Kitchens and bathrooms tend to be the two most common rooms in a hone when it comes to water damage from leaks or floods. While the first reaction may be to grab a mop and clean up the mess, the water damage you don’t see is what can cause the most damage. Here’s why you should contact a water remediation pro if you experience water damage in your kitchen.

What happens when water floods your kitchen

When your home's kitchen faucet, sink or drain leaks, water damage can develop behind it, running seeping into a cabinet's interior, down the back of the wall, or underneath it into the subfloor. This can lead to problems with microbes growing out of control, causing mold growth and potentially musty odors. Water never disappears on its own, and surface water is only the visible issue at hand. Even if something dries out after a spill, that water merely went into the air, only to reappear elsewhere in the form of condensation. Until then it stays suspended as increased humidity in the house, which may result in musty odors. All of these circumstances can lead to additional damage if not appropriately addressed by a professional.

How SERVPRO technicians address water damage

The technicians at SERVPRO can help you protect your home from all types of water damage before they become a reality. First addressing the source of the water damage, to stop further water from flooding the kitchen, technicians get to work assessing the damage, drying out the area, and inspecting the level of damage for restoration efforts. Solving the problem involving your kitchen flood, be that a broken pipe, broken refrigerator ice maker, leaky faucet or worse, prevents additional water from entering your home. Drying your home out prevents existing moisture from continuing to damage your home with mold and musty odors. Repairing any damage, which may include replacing drywall or flooring damaged by water, is the last step of our proven water restoration process. For each step of the process, SERVPRO utilizes a variety of equipment on hand to ensure the job is done correctly and completely to prevent further damage from occurring. Our trained technicians always keep homeowners informed every step of the way, so they know exactly what to expect.

Contact SERVPRO for water remediation help

SERVPRO of East Phoenix assists homeowners to deal with water damage whenever it affects their homes and causes property loss. Call us at (602) 507-6163 to reach our 24-hour customer service line.

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