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Emergency Tips for A Water Loss in Your Thomasville Home

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

Homeowners know that when problems arise in their home getting taken care of quickly is the key to save both time and money. So, what can you do if you come home to your Thomasville home and discover you have had a water leak?

There are different reasons for finding water in your home. From a leaking pipe to flooding the key to any water loss is to find the source of the water and stop it if it’s possible. As an example, if you have a leaking pipe, shut off the water source; if possible if not, contact a plumber to stop the source for you. Remember, you can always turn off your main water line until a plumber arrives.

If you suspect water has entered any electrical, turn off circuit breakers in the wet areas of your home or business as long as you can access your breaker box safely. Don’t turn on ceiling fans or light switches until assessed by a professional. ALWAYS err on the side of caution, and if you are unsure, call your electrician.

If you have standing water; place aluminum foil or wooden blocks between furniture legs and wet flooring. Wet vac or mop if you can but DO NOT USE YOUR HOUSEHOLD VACUUM! This could shock you or damage your vacuum.

Move any easily handled items like photos, documents, or electronics into an unaffected area.

And always remember, just because you don’t see water does not mean you don’t have water damage. Water follows the path of least resistance, so; the moisture could have already been absorbed into your floors and walls.
If you call the experts of SERVPRO of Lexington/Thomasville our team of highly trained IICRC certified technicians will arrive on-site with their equipment to determine if you have water damage and how severe it might be. We offer 24-hour emergency services and no-cost assessments of your property to help make your water damage “Like it never even happened.” If you would like to learn more, give us a call at (336) 224-2565.

At SERVPRO of Lexington/Thomasville we’re here to help.

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