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Handling Water Damage in Your Canton Home from Your Washing Machine

6/13/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Tip--Protect Your Canton Home from Washing Machine Leaks

Call SERVPRO To Prevent Water Leaks from Expanding Its Negative Effects

Having a washing machine in your home is a very handy appliance. It makes doing laundry so much easier. However, when they break, it can be quite a headache, especially if they are on an upper level of your home. Washing machines use a large amount of water mid-cycle, and you want the water to stay in the tub, rather than flooding your home.

When your washing machine causes water damage to your Canton home, you must act fast to prevent even more flood damage. Learn the steps to take before an emergency happens, so you are better prepared. Also, have the name of a trusted water cleanup company handy, such as SERVPRO, which can restore order to your home.
When your washing machine is overflowing, don’t pull the plug right away. Remember, it uses electricity and leaking, or standing water poses a risk of electrical shock. The first thing to do is to turn the electricity off at the circuit breaker. Also, do not press the stop or cancel button on your machine. Doing this could make it drain automatically and spill more water out into your home.
While you are waiting for our technicians from SERVPRO to get to your home, you can use towels, a mop, or both to soak up what water you can. However, when we arrive, we make sure to get any standing water out of your home before we begin the process of drying. It is a crucial step of the restoration process since water damage moves quickly through floors and walls.
Ventilating the laundry room by opening windows or doors is a good step as well, and we bring in industrial fans and dehumidifiers to assist in circulating the air and speeding up the drying process to prevent further damage, such as mold growth. We check these machines each day and readjust their position as needed for optimal drying.
When the affected area is completely dry, we sanitize the floors and walls to prevent mildew and mold from taking hold. We also find the source of the original problem so it can be properly repaired.
When your washing machine floods, SERVPRO of Cherokee County is standing by to help you. Contact us right away by dialing (770) 924-3848 so we can have your home back to its original condition.

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