The holidays are about making memories and celebrating with family and friends. Unfortunately, this is typically a time when water pipes feel extra pressure, either from the change in weather or from the extra usage.
Older and corroded pipes tend to be more susceptible to leaking in the cooler weather.
When disaster strikes know what to do, first call the Leak Doctor to locate the source of the leak, then take a few steps to minimize the damage.
If water is still leaking, turn off the main water supply.
Mop up as much water as possible.
Remove any excess water from furniture and remove any wet rugs.
To protect furniture legs from wet flooring, wrap them with aluminum foil.
Lift curtains off the floor, the easiest way is to loop the bottom portion through a coat hanger and then hang it on the curtain rod.
Move photos and valuable objects to a dry, safe area.
Open dresser draws, closet door and luggage to expedite the drying process.
Remove any wet towels and fabrics and dry as soon as possible.
DON'T DO THIS
DO NOT remove excess water with a household vacuum. DO NOT stand on wet flooring and use electrical appliances. DO NOT go into a room if the ceiling is compromised from trapped water. DO NOT wait to contact professional help.
The first objective is to turn off the water and find the source of the water leak. If you're not sure where the water is coming from, contact the Leak Doctor immediately! Water leaks can be very destructive, the longer you wait the more damage and expense can occur.
Don't let a water leak or busted pipe ruin your holidays, contact the Leak Doctor today.
If you're going out-of-town have a relative, neighbor or friend check on your home periodically. The longer you allow a problem to go on, the more it will cost to repair.