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Moisture and Your Home | SERVPRO® of San Juan

4/2/2024 (Permalink)

We use water a lot in our daily lives. From running the dishwasher to putting in what feels like the 15th load of laundry for the day, having water the moment we need it is a pretty big blessing. While it is a blessing, when water gets into the wrong places, it can turn our homes on end and create total chaos.

When you know where to look for leaks, you can take fast action to stop them. There are several places that leaks can commonly hide out around your home, but with a little regular maintenance you can keep water exactly where it is supposed to be.

Under Your Sinks

Your sinks, toilets and bathtubs are all prime places for water leaks to hide. With so many different water lines under each of your sinks and so much water already around, it can be hard to catch small problems before they become a big issue.

When leaks start under your sink, they can quickly affect your cabinets, walls or even the floor. Look under the sinks once a week. Feel the water lines for excess moisture, and tighten the connectors. Replace any seals that have worn out, and dry up any drips you see.

Beneath Appliances

Our appliances really make our lives convenient, but until something goes wrong, we don’t often think about the amount of water that goes in and out of them each time they run. Dishwashers, water heaters, washing machines and refrigerators are all prone to leaks that are often hard to find.

Pull these appliances away from the wall every few months and give the space behind them a good cleaning. Check for puddles, drips or other moisture on the wall or floor. Mold, musty smells or soft spots in the floor are other indicators that something is leaking somewhere in the appliances lines.

Behind Your Walls or Floors

Hidden leaks can be particularly dangerous because they can seep into every nook and cranny near them. This often leads to water damage behind your walls and under your floor. Even when you find a leak fast, water may have gotten into the wrong places.

Never ignore a musty smell especially when it is near a water-based appliance. A new squeak in the floor can be another indicator that something is going wrong. Do some investigating so that you can correct issues fast.

Around Your Windows and Doors

Condensation on your windows can be common, particularly when the temperatures are fluctuating. It can be easy to ignore this as something that will go away on its own, but it can actually lead to damage around the structure of your home as the water trickles down into cracks or between your siding.

Check your window seals and around the frames of your windows regularly by feeling for moisture. Feel around your door seals as well. The seasonal change is the perfect time to refresh the seals around your home and keep everything tight.

If you do find water damage in your home, don’t let it cause you to panic. Call SERVPRO® for fast and complete restoration. We have the crew and equipment to get your home dry after a major flood or a little leak that got out of control. Whatever you need, we have your needs covered.

Don’t ignore signs of water damage! Call SERVPRO for a quick restoration.

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