Things You Should Know In Case of Water Damage
The sooner a leak from a water supply line is found, the better when dealing with water damage. This family had a leak from an upstairs bathroom water supply line that also infiltrated the entire downstairs.
Some facts about water damage that you may not know:
- Mold can start growing incredibly quickly (in as little as 24 hours), so call SERVPRO ASAP once you have experienced water damage.
- The smallest leak from a crack in a pipe can spill 250 gallons of water a day. This could lead to both higher utility bills and larger repair bills.
- If you are experiencing some sort of leak that is leading to water damage, turn off electricity in the affected area(s). Water is a conductor of electricity, which could be incredibly dangerous until water is extracted.
- If water has been sitting for more than 72 hours, it is considered “black water”. Black water is a pathogenic biohazard that can include sewage and chemical waste. This is the reason time is of the essence when remediating water damage.