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How To Clean Up After A Water Leak

October 30, 2023 | Blog

Waking up one morning to a leak in your home is never an appreciated surprise.

Here at Hi-Tech Plumbing & Leak Detect, we’re no strangers to the challenges that come with unexpected drainage and water damage.

Our team has the water leak detection equipment and training to find the source of the issue. However, our staff members aren’t just limited to leak detection. They can also tackle clogged pipes, drain cleanings and plumbing repairs with ease! You can trust our technicians to get the job done right the first time and find the perfect solution to a pesky plumbing issue when you need it most. Read ahead to learn how to deal with the aftermath of seeping water.

Can I Prevent A Water Leak?

Did you know you can significantly reduce the risk of pipe problems from springing up in your home?

There are many different ways you can inspect your home for this issue. You should check the plumbing appliances around your home to ensure they’re all working correctly. Monitor fixtures like your toilet, dishwasher and water heater to inspect for drainage. You can also monitor your ceiling and the areas around your foundation for signs of seeping water.

Having a professional regularly inspect your home is an efficient preventative measure that can save you money over a long timeframe. Another important precautionary measure is to insulate any exposed pipes in your house. When temperatures drop and pipes freeze, the weather conditions can create cracks that lead to water drainage.

How To Prevent Damage From A Water Leak

Water damage can be detrimental to your home. The quicker you evaluate the problem and deal with the source — the better it is for your safety and your bank account! Some tips and tricks to minimize water damage from a leak include:

  • Switch off your main water valve to stop water from spreading.
  • Use towels and other materials to soak up the water and prevent it from spreading.
  • Combat mold and mildew growth by drying out the wet area.
  • Utilize fans to keep rooms with water damage well-ventilated.

Following some of these tips can lessen the burden of pipe problems. They can also reduce the havoc this problem can cause within your home.

Cleaning Up After A Major Leak

When water damage happens, there are several precautions that should be taken in order to clean up the mess quickly and safely. Some of the most important ones are:

  • Shut off the electricity if it’s safe to do so.
  • Remove any expensive possessions or sentimental valuables from the room.
  • Wear proper gear to clean, such as eye protection, gloves and boots.
  • Clear standing water from indoor and outdoor drains.
  • Disinfect any surface that has been touched by standing water.
  • Install dehumidifiers and air purifiers to keep mold at bay.

Each of these precautions is essential for the health and well-being of you and your family, as well as the structural integrity of your home.

Reliable Edmond Leak Detection Specialists

Don’t let this slippery situation get you down! With Hi-Tech Plumbing & Leak Detect on your side, you can rest assured we’ve got your back no matter what plumbing issue you’re facing.

Our staff members work to bring you peace of mind through simple repairs and thorough services. Drainage issues can spring up out of nowhere, but when your home and appliances are being inspected regularly, the risk of severe water damage lowers significantly. Our trustworthy technicians won’t rest until you’re 100% satisfied with our services. Contact our team and schedule a stellar leak detection inspection today!

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