When your home is faced with water damage from a water leak (or leaks), it can be easy to become overwhelmed and unsure about what steps to take. The fact of the matter is, water leaks are not uncommon, and it is one of those things that will very likely happen at least once for a homeowner or renter. It is also not uncommon for these leaks to go unseen and cause more extensive water damage. Read on to learn more about what to do when a water leak strikes (or when one is discovered), and give our mold remediation specialists a call today for assistance.
1. Act Quickly
When you first discover that you have a water leak, you will want to act quickly in order to prevent any costly damage from occurring. In some cases, repairs will be unavoidable — however, most leaks discovered early on will only have caused minimal damage and will likely only need to have minor repairs and potential mold remediation.
2. Shut Off the Water Supply
The first thing that you will want to do is to shut off the water supply to any appliance near the leak. If there are electronics nearby, immediately unplug or remove them in order to prevent electric shock. If these items are already touching the water, be sure to shut off your circuit breaker before unplugging them.
You may even need to turn off your main water valve at the source, which could be located in your garage, yard, or even off-site.
3. Call a Professional
The first phone call you make should be to a qualified and licensed professional who can assist you with water damage services. If this leak occurs in the middle of the night, you will want to ensure that you work with a team that provides 24/7 emergency services, such as Thistle DKI in Las Vegas. The sooner that you can have the leak and water damage repaired and the water turned back on, the better.
4. Prevent Further Damage Until the Professionals Arrive
If there is significant pooling of water caused by the leak, you will also need to make sure that you call a water removal professional. Thistle DKI can help with this as well, as well as mold remediation if it is something that is needed. While waiting for the technicians to arrive at your home, make sure to put a bucket underneath the leak to prevent further pooling.
It is crucial that you have the leak and any damage that is caused by it repaired by a professional. If you don’t, you risk sustaining much more damage to your home and potentially risking the safety of your family. At Thistle DKI in Las Vegas, we have an emergency response team of professional and extensively trained technicians who are available to you 24/7, providing you with quick and efficient water damage remediation. We will assess your situation, thoroughly dry and dehumidify your home, and provide you with mold remediation services if that is something we discover.
If you have experienced water damage in your home, call our team at Thistle DKI in Las Vegas today for quick, efficient, and affordable repairs.