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Water Heater Leak and Water Damage in Germantown

1/3/2018 (Permalink)

Leaking Appliances, Water Damage to a Germantown Home, and SERVPRO to the Rescue

Air Movers Grapple with Excess Moisture from Leaking Appliances

No appliance in your Germantown household works under stricter conditions than your water heater. Most times, water heaters fail gradually, and some of the telltale signs of imminent failure include a whistling or hissing sound indicating a worn valve, water accumulation under the heater, and shortages of hot water during regular use. You need to act fast to correct the problem once you see these signs of failure.

If the problems have gone unnoticed, you are dealing with a leaking water heater and water damage to your Germantown home. In this case, you need professional help from SERVPRO, as all our staff has been trained to clean and repair water damage of all kinds in a timely fashion. It is essential that you get a hold of us as soon as possible to prevent further damages.
Once we have stopped the flow of water and cleaned up all the standing water, it is time to dry your home back out. Airflow is one of the most important factors that we use. Drying structures effectively requires us knowing the right techniques for using airflow in the process of drying.
One device SERVPRO IICRC certified techs use to dry the affected area are air movers. If an air mover is placed, so it is blowing air directly against a wall, the air not only bounces back, but it forces moisture into the wall, which is not good. If it is placed at a forty-five-degree angle, air hits off the walls and takes away moisture so it can be replaced by drier air.
We put the air movers in a clockwise pattern with the nose touching the wall and the inlet facing the wall. We ensure that all affected walls are in the air stream. To do this, we might have to put additional air movers in closets, offsets, or bay windows. Every time we monitor the equipment, we move the machines to the left or right in a circular pattern, so your home is evenly dried.
SERVPRO of Manayunk does not leave your home until we have made sure it is completely dry again. Residents in the areas Roxborough, Dearnley Park, and Chestnut Hill of can give us a call anytime they need help with a water heater leak at (215) 482-0800.

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