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Preventing Water Damage from a Faulty Water Heater

7/11/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO TIP: Inspect your water heater frequently to avert water damage.

SERVPRO TIP: Inspect your water heater frequently to avert water damage.

Have you checked your water heater lately for signs of suspicious moisture? It can be anything from excess condensation on the heater’s surface or drops of water on the floor around it. SERVPRO of West Mahoning County is often called in to deal with a flooded basement caused by a faulty water heater.

The lifespan of a water heater is typically 8-12 years. After 10-12 years, the likelihood of the water heater malfunctioning increases dramatically. At that point, tiny cracks develop, metal deteriorates, and rust forms. To decrease your risk, regularly inspect your water heater for signs of wear and evidence of water or moisture around it.

A definite sign of a problem is standing water. Sometimes, you can catch a leak before you have a flooded basement by looking for less obvious clues:

-A moldy, musty smell around the walls

-Water stains on floors, ceilings, and walls, including rust and peeling paint

-Floor tiles that are warped or lifted

-Excess condensation or drops of water on the water heater   

If you see any of these danger signs in your Boardman, OH home, call SERVPRO of West Mahoning County. We’re the experts at removing water, drying and sanitizing your rooms. We offer cleaning, repair and restoration services.

Here’s what SERVPRO will do:

Water damage can be pervasive; water can seep into carpets, walls, and materials.  SERVPRO’s industrial strength pumps extract the standing water quickly. By removing as much water as possible, we speed up the drying time significantly.

After the water is extracted, we deal with the moisture still left in the air.  Industrial strength dehumidifiers work to remove water vapor and reduce humidity. Once the basement is dry enough, we work to restore as many of your belongings as possible.

SERVPRO of West Mahoning County realizes your home is more than just a shelter and contains clothing, furniture, electronics, photographs, and other family keepsakes that are important to you. Our mentality is to restore as many valuables as possible as opposed to replacing them.

Our philosophy is to restore, not replace. Restoring often costs less than replacing in the long run. SERVPRO of West Mahoning Counties has a variety of methods to restore the contents in your home or business back to preloss condition. Browse our before and after pictures to see how we have helped others in the community.

SERVPRO of West Mahoning County is always ready to answer the phone and dispatch a team to your location day or night. If you have any questions or need water restoration services, call us today! (330) 609 8543

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