After you have had the source of the water damage repaired by a Katy plumbing service company water damage can be among the worst repairs a homeowner can face. The extent of water damage repair is just as varied as the causes can be. You may have a leaking basement, a broken sump pump, a water heater maybe leaking, you may have a burst water supply line in your home or under a slab causing a slab leak, or perhaps you live in a flood prone area and have experienced water rising into your home.
If you are experiencing a pipe burst, water leak from your hot water heater, slab leak or any other type of leak that requires professional Katy plumbing service, then consider getting in touch with Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg today. Our professional and courteous plumbers can provide you with exceptional service to get the leak resolved promptly, professionally and with none to minimal damage to your home.
First, you need to remove everything the water has affected or damaged such as furniture, linens and clothing, wall decorations, and toys to name a few. If water has touched it, remove it for cleaning and drying.
Next, remove the water. You may do this by mopping, using a wet/dry shop vacuum or even calling a professional service to remove the water. You may be able to rent a commercial vacuum which has more suction power and can do a better job of removing water from your carpet than your own shop/vacuum will. You can rent or buy a sump pump which you hook to your garden hose. It will then pump water out of your home. There are submersible and non-submersible models available. If you need help in determining what sump pump is best for your home then get in touch with Ben Franklin today, one of our professional and courteous Katy plumbing service experts will be more than happy to assist you in determining what type and size sump pump is best for your home.
Once you have removed all the water you can you need to begin drying the area. Bring in several high velocity fans to dry carpet, baseboards and walls. These will need to run on high for several days and you will have to use them in conjunction with a high capacity dehumidifier. Failure to use fans and a dehumidifier can result in mold growth. Use of a humidity meter will allow you to test surfaces such as drywall. The meter will indicate if drying is occurring as it should or if you need to add more fans or another dehumidifier. Any furniture affected by the water will also need drying and like carpet, once dry it will need a professional cleaning with the application of an antimicrobial and odor removal.Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg can assist you with any of your plumbing related repairs, installations or maintenance needs. To receive professional Katy plumbing service to your home or business give us a call now.
The source of the water damage will require repair of course. If your basement is leaking and you do not have a sump pump you should consider one. The source of the basement leakage may be repairable as in a cracked foundation or one that needs waterproofing. A burst pipe will need to be replaced. If the water is due to flooding from a stream of nearby water or a drainage ditch perhaps a landscaper can suggest a hardscape or planting solution to reduce the threat of flooding to your home. For burst pipe repairs from a professional Katy plumbing service, give Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg a call today.
Following is a list of tips that you may have a slow leak occurring:
- Check all water connections on a regular basis. Look for corrosion on copper pipes. Stains and mineral deposits may occur in the bottom of cupboards where water has leaked. If your pipes are degrading and rusting away and you need help with pipe replacement from a Katy plumbing service company, give us a call today.
- Look out for mold and mildew. Watch for it on bottom storage boxes, on walls, around tubs and sinks. Check around areas where pipes and vents enter and exit your home.
- Check your roof annually and seal around vents or any other extruding items through the roof. These leaks can do serious damage to the roof, attic insulation, joists, walls, ceilings and eventually to the floors and any other structures that water reaches.