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Defective Water Heaters Can Require Water Removal Services In Germantown

2/9/2018 (Permalink)

Need Appliance Water Leak Restoration in Germantown? Call SERVPRO

Water Extraction and Drying After Appliance Malfunctions Are Crucial in the Restoration Process

Water heaters are a modern convenience that almost every single home in Germantown has gotten installed. While having hot water on demand is a great advancement in comfortable living, many people often forget that these are just appliances that need servicing and replacement as they age. Since most people do not even have their heaters regularly inspected, it is clear that far less replace them after the recommended amount of years in use.  
While this might be typical of homeowners to run appliances like these until they officially break down and wear out, it might not always bode well for your home. In fact, when appliances like your water heater decided to quit altogether, this action could ultimately spill its contents out onto the floor of your home. Depending on the size of this appliance, this could be a large volume of water that can cause a good deal of damage if not dealt with quickly. A problem like this requires water removal services for your Germantown residence.  
Worse still, many water heaters are on an automatic feed system in which they refill once the water reaches a certain drop in depth. With the case of losing all of the water contents in the heater, you can anticipate that the appliance then continually feeds new water to try and refill the tank. When you call SERVPRO, our technicians work quickly to ensure that more water is not going to spew onto the floor by shutting it off at the source.  
From here, our experienced SERVPRO professionals can begin water extraction. Truck-mounted pumps are not often needed though portable equipment is, our team can quickly pull water from the affected area. From this point, our drying efforts (using air movers and dehumidification devices) can begin. We can ensure that this process is wholly successful by having our team uses thermal imagery to look beyond the line of sight into walls and under floors. This inspection is especially critical when the leaking appliance is located on an upper-level floor of the structure.
When you are dealing with a broken water heater that has spilled a large volume of water onto the floor of your home, you do not have to deal with the resulting damage alone. Give our SERVPRO of Manayunk professionals a call today at (215) 482-0800.

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