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Hidden Leaks Cause a Need for Water Removal in Boynton

11/25/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Hidden Leaks Cause a Need for Water Removal in Boynton By checking your water meter you can discover hidden leaks in your plumbing.

Professional Water Removal Services Available to Boynton Homeowners

Every Boynton homeowner knows the danger of leaks. A broken appliance, leaking pipe, malfunctioning faucet or even a damaged drainpipe can all cause a leak in the home. Leaking water that is not stopped can lead to longer-term structural damage, rotting of wood beams or baseboards, or even mold in the room or the carpet. That is why SERVPRO recommends putting in a call at the first sign of trouble so our IICRC-certified technicians can carry out expert water removal.

However, not every leak is immediately visible, and you might find you need water removal after a hidden leak in your Boynton home causes a problem. Here are some things you can do to check for hidden leaks in your house.

Check your water bills. Keep an eye on your water utility bill – a sudden rise in charges could signify a leak somewhere on your property. Unless you have dramatically changed your household routine or water usage, it is best to be suspicious of noticeable changes to your bill.

Check your water meter. Checking your meter is a simple way to spot unexpected leaks. Choose a time when no one needs to use the water in your home. Take a note of the number of your water meter. Now, stop using all water sources for three hours. Do not use faucets, showers, toilets, bathtubs, or appliances such as washing machines or dishwashers. After three hours have elapsed, recheck your meter – if it has changed despite no-one using water, that means there is a leak.

Be vigilant for signs of damp. Check every room in your home regularly for signs of damp, including wet or spongy patches on floors or walls, mold growth, discolored patches on walls or ceilings, or a musty smell.

It is essential to remedy leaks as soon as you spot them. It is also a good idea to call SERVPRO for water removal and help to deal with damp or mold as a result of a water leak. Our IIRC-certified experts are on hand to extract water, dry your home, and leave it “Like it never even happened.” We can even deal with lingering damp odors, so your home feels fresh and clean.

For help with water removal in Boynton Beach and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 today.

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