• 3 Places Water Could Hide in Your Home After a Leak

    Water is sneaky. Know where to look for hidden water after a leak.

    3 Places Water Could Hide in Your Home After a Leak
    Water flows downhill. No matter what. And when there is a leak in your home, it’s surprising how many sneaky places water can get to that you wouldn’t imagine. Here are just 3 places water could hide in your home after a leak.

    1. Behind Walls

    We tend to think our walls are barriers to most things, but after a leak, especially a big one, it’s common to find water has seeped behind your walls. This is a huge issue, as the tight area without ventilation is a perfect place for mold to grow.

    2. Under Flooring

    Water doesn’t just run out after a leak. It seeps through the flooring and hides underneath. It can hide under carpet, as deep as under the padding; it can hide under floor boards, making them warp and crack; and it can hide under tile and vinyl flooring, causing damage to the sub floor and to the flooring surface itself.

    3. Behind and Under Appliances

    Water can leak from appliances and go undetected for a long time. Leaks like this can cause water to hide behind and under your appliances where you may not notice them. It can cause mold to start to grow, it can damage the flooring and the walls under and around the appliance, and it can even cause the floor to buckle under the weight of the appliance if the water is left untreated for long enough.

    Don’t let water hide in your home after a leak. Call in a professional to address and treat water damage in your home. The water damage specialists at Whitehall Carpet Cleaners are available 24 hours a day for your water damage needs. Contact us today. 803-732-3200

    By: Matt Lashway Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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