A leakage can be a very annoying and expensive problem to have in your home, think about electrical devices short-circuiting or your laminated floor being overrun, let alone any damage your walls will receive. In this article, you will be given some tips in order to deal with a leakage in your own home.
Shut off the central water source
If you notice a leakage, immediately turn off the water source in your home. Doing this prevents any more water damage from spreading in your home. If you can identify the leakage location already, and it has an independent valve, you can simply shut down that valve, make sure you know for sure that the leakage is actually at this position, though, otherwise you will only expand the damage that’s already done.
Call your insurance company
Since you have now stopped the leakage, if only temporary, it’s time to call your insurance agent/company in order to claim the damage. A professional will have to come in to dry out any wet walls or baseboards because you don’t want to deal with any mold growing in your home. Make sure the professional that comes in can actually be trusted, a good way to insure this is by looking at some reviews online. If you notice quite a lot of bad reviews, you should consider switching to another, reviews, of course, don’t say everything about a company, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Fixing the leak and removing the water
The first thing you need to think about with a leakage is how you will fix the problem that’s actually the cause of the leakage. There is no use in removing any water before this is fixed. If you have a basement that’s currently flooded because of a leakage, you have probably found out it’s not as easy to get rid of the water as you think. Removing it with buckets will take ages, so it’s advisable to buy or rent a waterpump in order to deal with the leftover water. There’s a variety of different water pumps, including an underwater pump and a centrifugal pump, in order to find out which waterpump is best for your situation, you could ask your nearest plumber about more information, or you could do your independent research. Doing this yourself is not that complicated, and saves you some money.