Have a Water Leak? Stop the leak and get it dried up quickly.

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We are usually not ready when a water leak happens. It can be a water supply leak, drainage, flooding or a roof leak but it never seems to happen at a convenient time. Experts will all agree that it is most important to get the problem corrected as quickly as possible.


 

The most important thing to remember when dealing with a water leak is to get the area dry.


 


In order to do this, you must get the source of the problem corrected. Stop the water from leaking. Turn off the water, patch the hole, and stop using it if possible. Do what 
 you can even before the calling a professional if possible.

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Next, make every effort to get everything dry again. Small leaks may be cleaned up with towels and sponges.  That wet/dry vacuum that has been sitting in the garage, can be put to good use right now. Open windows and using fans can all help speed things up.

Larger leaks will probably require professional help. Call them right away and explain the urgency. If they cannot get out to your home or business soon, call someone else! Water will cause bigger problems for you the longer it sits.

 

 Have a Water Leak?   Stop the leak and get it dried up quickly.

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Rainer
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Raymond Denton - Casta del Sol Realtor®
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Taking care of it ASAP is really really important, because if its been there a while, the Insurance company can deny the claim due to negligence.

April 29, 2012 12:23 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
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I see the evidence of leaks in houses I show and wonder why the people didn't do something about it a the first signs. It must be that they just don't know what to do so your post will be helpful. I am adding to my Facebook page. Thanks.
April 29, 2012 12:46 PM
Rainmaker
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Vanessa Saunders MBA MIMC CIPS FIABCI
From Manhattan to the Catskills of New York
Global Property Systems Real Estate

It seems so simple and yet I have come across many scenarios where the homeowner would let a water problem sit until the plumber arrived!

April 29, 2012 02:02 PM
Rainer
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Donald Reich
Prudential Centennial

Great post. Just cleaning up the mess is not enough. You HAVE to fix the source of the problem!

April 29, 2012 04:23 PM
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Jay Markanich
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC

Does that include leaks from animals?  Some of them are indeed small, but some are large!  And you think a sponge will work on that?

 

;>)

April 29, 2012 04:32 PM
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
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The repairs will only get more expensive, why not get it fixed early? I'm sure that their are reasons to put things off for a while Debbie. I just hope that the work gets done before the damage gets too bad.

April 29, 2012 08:10 PM
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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There is no need to make it any more messy and expensive then it has to be Frank.

April 29, 2012 08:10 PM
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Getting a professional, experienced in water damage repairs, can be quick and well worth the expense Joe.

April 29, 2012 08:11 PM
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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I love stains, it allows me a chance to fix the problem before things get really bad Gita.

 

Thanks Sara. A little dirt can't hurt - love it. I'll have to tell my wife that after a long day at work and walking into the house.  :)

 

Well said Richard.

 

Maybe we need to educate both the buyers and sellers about what mold really is Dale. Education can benefit many people in the transaction.

 

April 29, 2012 08:20 PM
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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As a contractor, I want to client to feel comfortable with giving me the mess. If they can get past the hassle, I can handle all the untimely, inconveniences that the leak caused. Wouldn't you like to hand off the problem to a professional and know that things wil be okay?

Thanks Al & Peggy.

 

Water follows the laws of physics, but sometimes it defies the law Michael.

 

So true Sheila, let's just say that it is a challenge at times.

 

Happy Sunday Mike.

I don't think I've ever have water damage to my car or truck. 

 
April 29, 2012 08:29 PM
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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You may have a special gift Jane, wanna come on a job with me?

 

Great analogy Richie.

 

Adrian, even if not completely dry, every bit can help.

 

Good Point Raymond!

The insurance industry has a whole list of things that come into play. I don't remember a claim being denied because work was done too soon.

 
April 29, 2012 08:33 PM
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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You are so sweet Debbie, I'll have to check out your Facebook page.

 

I hope you have very quick and responsive plumbers in Rocklin County Vanessa.   :)

 

Well said Donald, anything less is just a temporary solution.

 

Jay you are a nut!  :)

Spoon, fork, whatever it takes. 

The right contractor is out there, and will be prepared.

 

 

April 29, 2012 08:42 PM
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Wayne Jackson
North Idaho Realtor, Serving Coeur dnullAlene and Hayden Lake
Lakeshore Realty 208-714-4109

Thanks for the posts. Many people just call their insurance company and wait for them to do something. By then the mold has started.

April 29, 2012 08:44 PM
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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I think calling the insurance company is great, to let things sit is a personal option Wayne.

April 29, 2012 09:09 PM
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Bob & Leilani Souza
Placer County, CA: Foreclosures, Auctions, Rentals
Souza Realty - Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Loomis, Granite Bay, Penryn, Newcastle, Auburn, Meadow Vista (California)

Tom, this is excellent advice for everyone to follow, whether they are homeowners or tenants. We always make it a point to let our tenants know that they should contact us ASAP if any issues arise, especially when it comes to water leaks! :)

Leilani

April 30, 2012 12:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Sharon Parisi
Dallas Homes
Keller Williams Dallas Premier Realty

Water leaks, whether slow or fast, are devastating, if not dealt with in a timely manner.

April 30, 2012 12:12 PM
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Great advise for the landlords out there, make sure the tenant knows to let you know right away. Thanks Leilani.
April 30, 2012 12:42 PM
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Well said Sharon. Water damage can add up quickly.
April 30, 2012 12:44 PM
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Edward Flanagan
Edward's Enterprises Remodeling & Handyman Service

Hey Tom,

These are great tips for every homeowner. Leaks no matter how small, lead to much cost and damage if not dealt with immediately.

 

Thanks again!

May 04, 2012 05:32 PM
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You are so right Edward. Thanks for the comment today.
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