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What to Do When You Have A Water Leak

A water leak is essentially the equivalent of throwing money down the drain or out the door, and they can become even more costly depending on how much damage the water ends up causing. This is another reason water leaks can lead to so much stress for homeowners. We’re here to make your life a little bit easier with a guide on how to handle a water leak.

Step 1

The first step in fixing a leak is figuring out if you even have one. A few of the most common signs of water leaks include:

  • An unexpected increase in your water bill

  • Mold and mildew or musty smells

  • Bubbled up wallpaper or ceilings

  • Damp or soggy carpets

  • Trickling or dripping sound

The most common places for water leaks are usually where your plumbing is located so the bathrooms, kitchen, laundry room, or water heater storage area. Check all of these places just to be sure, but if you still can't find the source of the leak, then it’s time to call in a professional leak detection company.

Step 2

Once you’ve called a professional leak detection company, they will work quickly to uncover the hidden leak and make the necessary repairs to stop the water damage from spreading. The faster you contact a professional to handle this issue, the sooner you will have peace of mind knowing that there won’t be any other damage to your home.

Step 3

If your home has sustained significant water damage, we would recommend that you contact a restoration company to help with the cleaner. They will be able to utilize industrial dryers to clear out all of the water and offer solutions for any damaged materials in your home.

For all of your leak detection and plumbing services, don’t hesitate to reach out to the experts at S&D Plumbing. Over the last 35 years, we have built our reputation on honest and reliable work. Contact us today by phone or through our website for more information about how we can help you!

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