What to do when there’s a water leak in your San Diego home
Prolonged leaks, if left undiscovered, can cause health concerns. For example, mold exposure may lead to allergic reactions, respiratory issues and asthma, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
As such, you should take immediate action against any water leak in your home. After a period of as little as 48 hours, mold and bacteria can begin to form in or on any affected carpeting or flooring.
If you spot a leak in your home, take action by following these steps:
Call your local plumber – If you’ve identified the source of your leak, take steps to turn off the power at this source. For example, if you have a gas water heater, you should begin by shutting off your gas valve. Similarly, if you have an electric water heater, you’ll want to cut off the electricity at your circuit breaker. If you’re unsure of the cause, call a plumber to investigate your leak further, especially if you’re concerned that electricity may be affecting the area.
Check your insurance policy – While flooding is often covered under a separate policy, your home insurance will generally provide you protection against unexpected forms of damage that were out of your control. Regardless, you should review your policy or speak to your agent beforehand. Doing so will alert you as to what kind of benefits you’re eligible for under your policy.
Minimize damage by moving furniture – By taking steps to protect furniture items, such as couches or coffee tables, as well as house fixtures, like drapes and wall decorations, you can ensure damage from the leak will be minimized and that the affected area will be clear for a professional diagnosis.
If your carpeting or flooring has been affected by a leak, you can count on the San Diego carpet repair services of Bonded Carpet. Give us a call at 1-858-576-8400 to prevent damages to your flooring when a leak occurs.
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