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Water Damage Restoration Upper Marlboro

Water Damage Restoration Upper Marlboro

Leaks Happen – Be Ready!

You know the normal sounds your home makes.

The air conditioner kicking on as the dog days of summer begin. The heating system starting up on a cold, winter night. The creak of a loose floorboard as someone rises early in the morning.

What you don’t normally hear — and you do not want to hear — are the sounds of spraying water from a broken pipe or hose, or a malfunctioning hot water tank or faulty sump pump. Even worse is when this happens when you aren’t home and upon arrival you splash through inches of water on the floor, or dodge from the dripping water from an overhead leak.

When water damage occurs (and statistics say water damage restoration claims are among the highest with insurance companies) you need to act quickly. The #1 concern is to think “safety first.” Before entering any areas of your home that are damaged from leaks or broken pipes, be sure that the power is turned off. Nothing is worth getting an electrical shock!

Next, find the water turn-off valve and stop the flooding. Many homeowners aren’t sure where the water turn-off valve is located. Now is the time to figure that out, and even put a tag on it so it is easy to find, especially in the dark or in the beam of a flashlight. Don’t delay… find that valve and mark it!

It’s always best to be prepared. Contact your water damage restoration professional and get the info you need to be safe… just in case.