Recent Water Damage Posts

HVAC Condensation Can Cause Water Damage

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

When your HVAC creates condensation, that water needs somewhere to spread, and those lines can become clogged quickly. This can cause your emergency line to either break or your drop pan to overfill! So, what should you do if this happens causing water damage?

Call an HVAC company to service your unit? This is probably the easiest and most efficient method, but unfortunately the most expensive.

Check to make sure your primary condensation line, usually located near the ground outside the home in an area of high foot traffic, is slowly dripping water when your HVAC is on.

If your primary line is not dripping check the secondary line, usually located somewhere like above a window or door as to be more noticeable when dripping.

If the primary, or both lines, are not dripping while the unit is on, find a way to flush out or remove the potential blockage. The cleanout will usually be located close to the HVAC main unit. Make sure you thoroughly research how to properly clear your lines before attempting to!

Check your HVAC unit drip pan, make sure it has no holes or rust around it. If it is damaged, you may need to have it replaced.

SERVPRO of Highland Village will come out and perform a free moisture inspection on your residence or commercial property if you believe you may have had a potential accident. We get an estimate to you or begin communication with your insurance. If you HVAC leaking, call SERVPRO of Highland Village at (940)-999-1279

Keep a Sharp Eye Out for Water Damage

7/29/2019 (Permalink)

Stained and discoloring ceiling from water damage Water stain on a sagging ceiling.

When Should You Contact Us?

One of the biggest reasons a water job becomes more expensive is because of owner negligence. For most water damage jobs, the problem just gets worse over time if it’s ignored. Home and business owners can end up paying a much higher bill for our mitigation services because of the effects that water can have on any hygroscopic material. Whether it’s standing water or just soaked into the drywall, the degradation process has already begun and won’t stop until an outside force (like SERVPRO) begins the drying process. When you find water damage, the best thing to do is to find the source of the water and shut it off. If the water is coming from a location that you either can’t reach or unable to turn off, the next step is to call a plumber in the area. Once you’ve got the water turned off then it’s time to call SERVPRO of Highland Village for a free estimate to access the situation.

It doesn’t matter the size of the water damage, we will be able to take care of it. However, water damage can be difficult to spot sometimes. It’s hard to know what’s worth calling us for so here are a few signs.

  • Wet or soggy carpets
  • Buckling or warping wood floors
  • Sagging or soft ceilings or walls
  • Water stains on ceiling or walls

We have highly trained technicians on call 24/7 whenever you need us. Don’t wait until the situation gets worse, contact our highly trained team at SERVPRO of Highland Village at (940)-241-3434

When Did You Last Check Your Toilet?

7/29/2019 (Permalink)

Fans set up in a bathroom because of an unchecked toilet An unchecked toilet.

Aging Toilets 

Aging toilets have been the cause of a few water damages that SERVPRO of Highland Village has been asked to respond too. As they get older, however, it’s components can degrade and malfunction over time if not properly maintained. Any kinds of jam or malfunctions can lead to more serious issues. Admittingly, some of these issues might be a long-term refilling process that can affect your monthly water bill or a more serious issue like an overflowing reservoir.
Overflowing reservoirs might not be as damaging as a pipe bursting, but it will still require professional water removal and recovery. Even water flowing from the reservoir of the toilet for more than a few minutes can rapidly cover your bathroom floor causing the floor, baseboards and sometimes cabinets had to be taken out. Materials such as tile or laminate flooring may be non-hygroscopic (having little or no tendency to absorb moisture), however, saturation can still occur with these materials if the problem is not addressed promptly.
SERVPRO of Highland Village has professionals who can arrive with high-powered extraction equipment for the most severe water damages. Once we arrive on-site and get cleared to begin, any more damage done by the water should stop and the mitigation process will start. Once we’ve pumped any standing water out, we use our professional drying equipment to preserve any part of your affected home or business. As traumatic as this can seem, with a prompt response from you, SERVPRO of Highland Village will make any water damage “Like it never even happened.”
Give SERVPRO of Highland Village a call anytime catastrophe strikes at (940)-999-1279

Water trapped in a crawl space

6/14/2019 (Permalink)

Water from a storm not so long ago recently made its way underneath the home of a customer in Little Elm. SERVPRO of Highland Village was called to inspect the property for major holes in the foundation, as well as clean up the water and remove odors caused by the standing water under the house.

We successfully pumped all of the water out from underneath the house as well as dried the space out over a number of days. As the job was nearing an end, we then sprayed the space with one of our fresh SERVPRO deodorizers, as well as eliminated odors that were in the house due to the water.

The customer was very satisfied with our work upon completion and told us that she would certainly recommend us to anyone that she knew.