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Even Small Leaks Can Lead To Large Losses

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

Even the smallest spills and leaks can lead to major damage in your Foxborough, MA residential or commercial property. Not properly cleaning up after a spill can cause mold growth. Ignoring a small water leak can, over time, can cause damage to building materials such as floors, walls, insulation and may even result in structural damage. 

Not every water spill is serious enough to call a professional water cleanup company, but it's important for you to know how to properly take care of any spills or small leak. If you act fast and understand how to clean up, you can prevent any secondary damage. 

For example, a fish tank that leaks or breaks and a gallons of water spill onto the floor. Here are some of the things you'll need to properly clean the area:

  1. Shop vacuum (wet/dry vac) 
  2. Pumps
  3. Towels
  4. Box fan/s 
  5. Air movers
  6. Dehumidifier - If you don't have one you can rent from your local tool rental business. It's best to have an industrial strength dehumidifier, but in a pinch a household is better than no dehumidifier at all.

Most property owners may have some of the necessary tools and may even think that is enough. Unfortunately, that is usually not the case. There are no short cuts to take during the drying process.

As soon as you see the spill, and IF IT IS SAFE TO DO SO:

  1. Identify and stop the source of water
  2. Cleaning up the mess right away with a a pump or shop vacuum if you have one
  3. Use towels to dry the rest of the water
  4. ONLY IF ALL WATER HAS BEEN REMOVED AND IT IS SAFE TO DO SO, place box fans or a dehumidifiers near the damaged area and them on.    

The fact is that it is NOT always safe to clean up water damage. From contaminated water to the possibility of electrocution the risk of harming oneself is real. That is why you need the help of certified professionals.

If water has damaged your commercial or residential property call the experts at SERVPRO of FoxboroughWe will make it "Like it never even happened," at (508) 229-2061 for remediation services. 

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