Water Damage in Phoenix from a Leaky Water Heater
SERVPRO TIP: Inspect Your Water Heater Periodically to Avert Water Damage
Have you checked your Phoenix water heater lately for signs of suspicious moisture? It can take the form of excess condensation on the heater’s surface or drops of water on the floor around it or in the catch pan. The team at SERVPRO is often called in to deal with a flooded basement caused by a worn out water heater.
The useful life of a water heater is about 8 to 12 years, according to experts. At that point, tiny cracks develop, metal deteriorates, and rust forms. A wise homeowner regularly inspects the heater for signs of wear and the basement for evidence of water damage in Phoenix.
Standing water is a sure sign of a problem. But you can catch a leak in its early stages by checking for less obvious indicators, including:
Moldy, musty smells along the walls or coming from boxes stored on the floor
Telltale stains on floors, walls, and ceilings, including rust
Warped, lifted floor tiles
Excess condensation on the water heater
If you see any of these danger signs, call SERVPRO. We have the expertise and the equipment to remove the water, dry and dehumidify your rooms, and then clean, repair and restore them to make them livable again. We start with a comprehensive inspection and assessment of your basement.
Water damage can be so pervasive; it takes professional equipment to get your home dry. Our industrial strength pumps extract the standing water quickly. By removing as much water as possible, we speed up the drying time significantly.
After extraction, we deal with the moisture in the air. Powerful air movers blow damp air out. These are used in conjunction with dehumidifiers that remove water vapor and reduce humidity. Once the basement is dry enough, we clean up the damage, restore wherever possible, and replace when necessary. The result looks “Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO of Phoenix is here to help with your water damage problems and other water, fire and mold emergencies. Call us 24/7 at (480) 503-2090. We are centrally located, serving Phoenix, Dove Valley Ranch and Tatum Ranch.
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