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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

The water heater in the attic

1/14/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO truck in front of house Our SERVPRO house in front of one of our customers houses.

Zach and Thomas were at an island park home working on a water loss from a broken water heater line. The water heater is in the attic which caused a large number of walls and floors to become affected. Upon opening the walls, we found there to be a leak in the roof causing more damage to the exterior sheeting of the building.

Water pipes might corrode due to high mineral contents. This seems to happen the most during months of cold weather when temperatures drop at night to freezing cold. This could cause the pipes to crack and therefore water can seep out the cracks.

 If you suspect you have a water heater leak follow these steps.:

  • Stop the Water - Locate the cold water supply pipe
  • Shut Off the Power - The electric or gas heating element can pose a new hazard to your home if it continues to run. It can stay heated long after the water has leaked from the tank.
  • Make an Insurance Claim - Contact your insurance agent or company to make a claim.

 If you have a water disaster give SERPVRO a call today at (208) 523-5365.

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