What to Do After a Water Leak?

What to Do After a Water Leak?

While water leaks might be considered less devastating than fire damage, even
a small water leak on your property can cause significant damages that
will be very costly to mitigate. When a water leak escalates, it can cause
mold, stains and waterlogged drywall. Therefore, if you can’t stop a water
leak immediately, it is important to contact Mold Doctors USA to prevent
further damage. Regardless of whether it is a minor or major water leak,
it is crucial to deal with any water leaks quickly. Here are essential
tips for cleaning your home after water damage to minimize the risk of
personal injury.

1. Leak Detection

It’s important to move wet items to a dry area with enough fresh air to
prevent further damage. It may not be easy to detect the leak without
the professional help of a water, storm and mold damage cleanup company.

Our water damage restoration team at Mold Doctors USA will use
sophisticated disaster restoration machinery to undertake various tests to
locate the leak. A moisture meter will help determine the extent of the
mold damage and pinpoint the source by analyzing the moisture maps.


2. Drying

Drying is a very important part of any water leak situation. For instance,
when a water pipe in an upstairs bathroom bursts, it causes flooding and a
lot of damage to the walls and ceilings. Therefore, before considering any
repairs, it is important to dry out the rooms extensively. If the leak
was minor, a commercial grade dehumidifier can be installed to speed up the
room drying process.

Also, some minor stripping out works can help remove the damaged material
before the repairs. In case of a major water leak, we recommend specialized
drying equipment that is necessary for drying all the affected rooms. Our
professionals use thermal dryers to apply heat and dehumidify the wet
surfaces. We use dehumidifiers and air movers in the drying process to
extract moisture from hidden spaces, walls, and floors.

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