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A Small Leak Could Be A Big Problem

7/11/2020 (Permalink)

demoed wal and floor from water damage with text a small leak can cause a big problem Don't wait and let a small leak cause a big problem.

There’s no such thing as a small disaster, especially when a small leak now can blossom into a big insurance claim later. Unseen water can soak through walls, seep through carpet and pool on subfloors, causing major problems over time. Instead of trusting untrained eyes, help ensure the value of your property and minimize damage by calling SERVPRO of North Cabarrus County & China Grove. We have the equipment, training and experience to find and dry unseen water before secondary damage sets in. We help small leaks from becoming big problems. Here’s an overview of some of the areas of your property that may be affected by a small leak:

The water damage that you see in your home is a wet surface, most likely a puddle on the carpet. But what you don’t see is that the carpet pad that is under it is completely saturated. It can continue to seep under the baseboards and into the drywall. From there, the water can do further damage to the insulation, as well as the wall stud, and even the sheathing. After the water saturates the carpet pad, it will start to damage the subfloor. If there is a significant amount of water or if it sits unattended for a long period of time, it could potentially damage the floor joists and leak into the basement or damage the foundation. What appeared to be a small problem is a much larger one. Because it’s the water you don’t see that causes the most damage.

When our SERVPRO technicians arrive at your property, they will identify the source of the loss and the type of water. Next, they measure the temperature and humidity to use in the calculations for drying analysis. In order to be thorough, a survey is done to determine the extent of the damage and inspect the premises for hidden moisture. SERVPRO crews will be sure to move any contents from the area as well as block any furniture to avoid any further damage. They will perform emergency water extraction and remove any saturated debris like the carpet, carpet pad or subfloor and drywall if necessary.

So remember to call the professionals at SERVPRO of North Cabarrus County & China Grove at 704-939-1944 when you experience any leak.

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