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What To Do If There's a Leak Under Your Sink

6/7/2022 (Permalink)

One of the areas of your home that are most prone to experiencing leaks is the kitchen, and water coming out from underneath your sink is something you never want to experience as a homeowner. It’s crucial that you know what to do should you find your sink to be leaking in order to help mitigate more damage from occurring. Here are the steps that you should follow in the event of a leak in your kitchen.

  1. Shut off the water – Leaks under your sink are usually coming from your water pipes, and if you do not shut off the water to your house or at least to just the sink, then water could continue to leak out and spread around your home. It’s best to cut the main water source off until you’ve figured out the source of the leak.
  2. Household Items – Once you’ve stopped the source of the leak you can start to protect your home and belongings from any further damage. Move any items that could come into contact with the water off the floor or out of the room to keep them dry.
  3. Excess Water – Use towels or a mop to start removing any standing water off your floors.
  4. Insurance – Call your insurance company to inform them about the water damage. They’ll be able to tell you what your policy covers and the next steps to take in fixing your home.
  5. Call a Professional Restoration Service – Water damage mitigation and restoration should be left to trained professionals. With state-of-the-art equipment and constant training, SERVPRO of Richmond and SERVPRO of Henrico technicians are able to dry out your home in the most efficient way possible. Without the use of professional equipment, it can be easy to miss hidden wet spots that if left unchecked can cause even further damage to your home.

Water damage is one of the more costly events that could happen to your home. The key to helping reduce both the damage done and the cost to fix it is in acting as quickly as possible. The faster your home is dried out the less damage the water can cause, making restoration efforts easier as well. Calling a water damage restoration company should be one of the first things that you do after discovering a leak in your home, our team is available 24/7, 365 days a year to help make your water damage “Like it never even happened.”

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