When you have water damage in your bathroom from a leaky toilet, shower/bath, or pipe, it’s a problem that needs to be taken care of quickly. This can lead to serious health risks and expensive repairs when left unchecked. The damage left by overflowing water can get worse within just 24 hours. To keep yourself and your family safe from harm, you’ll need to react as soon as possible.
Water damage is a serious problem. It can occur at any time in your home, and it’s often difficult to detect until it’s too late. The best way to avoid water damage is to be proactive. You should regularly check for leaks and make sure that you have working plumbing systems in your home
If you ever find yourself dealing with water damage from a burst pipe or some other issue, here are some things that you can do:
Turn off the Water Supply
The first thing that you should do when dealing with water damage is turn off the water supply. This will prevent further damage and also make cleanup easier because there won’t be as much water in the area to be cleaned up. Water is pressurized in the pipes and can easily pump out gallons of water in a very short amount of time. If a pipe or plumbing fixture breaks it can spray a non-stop stream of water until it is turned off.
Contact a Restoration Company
If you think that your property has been damaged by water, call a professional water damage restoration company as soon as possible. They can help you protect your home and minimize further damage by drying out the property quickly and thoroughly.
A leaky faucet, overflowing shower, or clogged drain can quickly turn into a major disaster if not addressed immediately. Even if you’re able to stop the flow of water, you still need to clean up the mess and repair any damage caused by water intrusion.
It’s important that this work is done properly or it can cost you more than just repairs to the drywall. Water can weaken wooden structures if they stay wet too long. It can take days to dry out walls and flooring without the right equipment.
If left too long, mold can grow on the surfaces of the walls and you’ll end up with a musty odor that’s hard to get rid of.
Turn Off Power to the Bathroom at the Breaker
If any water leaks or gets splashed into outlets, this presents an electrical hazard. Locate the home’s breaker box and turn off the switch to the bathroom. It should be clearly labeled so you’ll know which one to turn off. If you see sparks from the outlets, be sure to call an electrician before turning the bathroom power back on.
As long as the water damage was not caused by an overflowing toilet and there is no sewage as a contaminant, you can safely
Soak Up Water To Prevent it from Leaking Into Other Rooms
Use towels or rags to soak up excess water and prevent further damage as much as possible until help arrives; pack them around baseboards and against walls so they absorb as much moisture as possible without causing further damage themselves. Avoid using towels that may have lint in them, because that can cause static electricity which could create a fire hazard when electricity is restored later.
Remove What You Can from the Room
To protect your belongings and furnishings, remove anything that might get damaged by moisture. This includes towels, clothing, toiletries, and even toothbrushes. Anything that can’t be removed should be covered with a plastic bag or garbage bag.
Water damage can be a nightmare to clean up and repair, but it doesn’t have to be. At Xpress Restoration Inc., we specialize in water damage restoration and are ready to help you restore your home after flooding or other water-related problems. Call us immediately at the first sign of trouble. Our emergency service line is monitored 24/7 and someone will take your call and send a technician to your property within the hour to assess the level of damage.
Our company has been in the business for 15 years and has experience dealing with water removal, water damage cleaning, water damage drying, and flooded basement cleanup. We are local to the San Diego, area which is why we can respond and be on-site quickly, to stop the damage and begin restoration as soon as possible.
Our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and highly trained in the remediation of water damage, mold remediation, and structural drying. We have been in this business a long time, and we know what it takes to make your property livable again quickly and efficiently.
We are licensed by the California Contractor’s State Licensing Board, maintain an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, and have received awards for “Best Fire Damage Restoration in Chula Vista.” We have the skills and experience to do the job right. Plus, with so many years in this business, we can help you navigate the insurance claims process.
If you need water damage restoration service, call us today!
We respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 day a week, 365 days a year. Highly trained technicians are ready to respond now to your call.
We will inspect the damage to ceilings, walls, floors and other parts of your property FREE of charge. We use state-of-the art infrared cameras and moisture monitors to find all areas of damage, even if they’re hidden.
We will move belongings to a dry place. If the damage is extensive, we will carefully pack and inventory the items for safe-keeping until your property is restored
We will ensure your property is completely dry by placing fans and dehumidifiers anywhere the structure is wet. For more severe damage, we may also remove drywall, flooring, and other material that is beyond repair.
After ensuring your property is dry, we will work with you to restore it to its pre-damage condition and return your belongings to get you BACK TO NORMAL.
We have helped thousands of customers navigate the insurance claim process for water damage.