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Broken Pipes and Water Damage
Broken pipes are one of the leading causes of water destruction in homes, and nearly every homeowner will experience a pipe burst or leak at some point.
Every home contains numerous pipes that can burst or break, including sewage pipes and sinks’ pipes, which can be located in the basement, interior or exterior walls, underground or ceilings. Regardless of where the pipe is found, it’s crucial to fix broken pipes quickly to prevent water damage and mildew or mold growth.
Broken or damaged pipes aren’t always obvious. Most pipes burst or leak without warning, and it can be days, weeks or even months before you notice the signs of a damaged pipe. However, once you do spot a leaking or broken pipe, it’s critical to act fast.
A broken pipe that isn’t immediately repaired can become a disastrous problem. Leaking water may damage your property and belongings, and your furniture, appliances, carpets, rugs and even clothes can be ruined in a broken pipe accident. Water seepage that’s left attended can also impact your family’s health, as bacteria and mold flourish in damp environments.
Leaving your home Unattended?
Whether your leaving for vacation or in our area a lovely snowbird, there are some steps to follow to help prevent water damage while your home is unattended.
Some of the major causes of water damage are busted pipes, leaky water heaters, freezing pipes, and appliance leaks. So, check the following five things before leaving.
1.Shut off the water supply to the washing machine, toilets, sinks, and ice makers.
- In colder climates do not leave your thermostat below 55 degrees.
- Check your basement/crawlspace to make sure your sump pump is working correctly, and that you do not have any leaking pipes.
- Shut off your gas supply and set your water heater temperature to vacation setting. New water heaters have a temperature dial called “VAC” for vacation setting. This will drop the temperature down to 50 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the most efficient mode to conserve energy while the heater is sitting idle.
- Make sure that all your doors and windows have been secured shut to keep put any natural cause like wind and rain.
Even though you have completed the check list water works mysterious ways. If you are leaving for a long period of time, make sure you have someone you trust check on your home for you while your away.
Faster to any size disaster
What is worse than coming home to water filling your house due to a broken pipe? It may have started in an upstairs bathroom, but has now cascaded through the ceiling fan, vents, and outlets and is flooding your downstairs also. What do you do first? Well first thing you will want to do is stop further damage and turn your water off or call a plumber to come out. You will then want to mop up as much water as you can and call SERVPRO of Clallam and Jefferson County, faster to any size disaster!
Water damage often does not wait until business hours but here at SERVPRO we pride ourselves with our prompt response in your time of need no matter the time of day or night. SERVPRO works 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We will respond promptly at removing any standing water in your home. We will move heavy furniture to prevent any further damage and will remove all the water from your flooring. Once the water is removed, we will bring in appropriate equipment such as dehumidifiers and air flow dryers to further the drying process.
Water damage is very invasive. Water will quickly spread throughout your home and get absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO will arrive quickly and start the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and restoration cost.
Here at SERVPRO we have agreed upon price list and work closely with your insurance company. We provide all the needed documentation your insurance company will need to make this process as painless as possible.
We understand that when you call us you may feel confused, stressed and in a panic. You will need someone like SERVPRO to walk you through the process of this crisis. We specialize in water damage and we are here to help you!
Give SERVPRO of Clallam and Jefferson County, 24 hrs. a day 7 days a week at +1 (360) 683-0773.
If you suffer a water damage in your home or business, call your insurance agency and tell them you want SERVPRO to handle the job!
Let the professionals at SERVPRO help with your water damage needs.
If you experience a water damage, first call your insurance agency, then tell them that you want to use SERVPRO of Clallam and Jefferson Co. for you cleanup and restoration needs.
You need quick response
The first 24 hours following a water incident are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage.
With more than 1,400 Franchises nationwide, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional is nearby ready to begin water restoration services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Closer proximity to you means a quicker response to help limit damage to your property.
A uniformed Franchise Professional arrives onsite usually within 4 hours of notification.
Franchise Professionals undergo extensive water restoration training and certification at SERVPRO’s in-house IICRC-approved training school to ensure water damaged structures are dried to meet industry standards.
Water Restoration Process SERVPRO
Inspection – SERVPRO Franchise Professionals will inspect affected areas of your home to determine the extent of damage. They will then review the inspection with you and answer your questions before beginning any work.
Emergency Services – Next the SERVPRO Franchise Professional will take immediate steps to protect your home and personal belongings from further damage by extracting the excess water and preparing your home for drying.
Monitoring – To ensure your home and personal belongings are dried to appropriate industry standards, a SERVPRO Professional will monitor the dying process.
We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help with your water or fire damage. Give us a call at 360-683-0773 or 360-379-0205.
Clallam and Jefferson Co. 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service
SERVPRO of Clallam and Jefferson Co. is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.
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What to Expect
When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.
Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:Your name and contact informationYour insurance information (if applicable)The street address of the water-damaged home or businessWhen did the flooding or water damage occur?What caused the water damage (if known)?Is there electricity available (on-site)?
About SERVPRO of Clallam and Jefferson Co.
SERVPRO of Clallam and Jefferson Co. specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.