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Avoiding Water Damage In Your Home Or Business

3/25/2021 (Permalink)

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Your kitchen area, in either your home or your business, is one of the main places where damage from water can occur, and then mold growth becomes a concern. Your kitchen is a place that you visit regularly; and sometimes you may miss things because it is such a familiar place. It is important to check your kitchen area periodically for leaks and water damage around and underneath sinks and appliances to prevent an issue before it happens.

Some homes and workplaces have water heaters near the kitchen, and these are known to leak as well as they age, so keeping a careful eye on this appliance especially can save you a lot of trouble.

You can follow these tips to help you keep on top of any damage to your kitchen from excess moisture and smaller water issues:

Check appliances, hoses and piping for damage regularly.

If you smell the musty odor that is a telltale sign of a leak, find the source right away.

Clean up all spills as soon as they occur.

If you live in an area with high humidity, using a dehumidifier can greatly reduce damage from excess moisture in the air.

Wipe down and dry the walls in your kitchen regularly to avoid a mold colony establishing itself.

Scrub and dry your sink thoroughly, especially around the faucet and knobs; corrosion can make it necessary to replace these items much sooner than you planned if they are not kept clean.

In the event that you do suffer larger-scale water damage in the kitchen of your home or business:

Remove all furniture from the area.

You may need to move large appliances away from the walls to remove moisture or standing water.

Soak up all excess water immediately.

Fans and dehumidifiers will be a great help in drying the area completely.

Call a professional cleanup up company if the task is beyond your expertise.

Mold remediation is a job for a professional.
SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is very important. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

Here at SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas, we are experienced and always ready to help with cleanup after water and fire damage and are mold remediation experts. Call us at (912) 285-0724.

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