Recent Water Damage Posts

What Should I do When My Water Heater Leaks?

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

There are a few reasons a water heater would leak. Here are five things to look for when finding the source of a leak:

  1. Leak at The Water Supply Lines.

It’s always important to check above the water heater first because you want to check the plumbing pipes.  A drip from the top can easily leak down making it look like it’s coming from inside the tank.

  1. Leak at The Water Heater Nipples.

These are located at the top of the water heater.  The water heater nipples connect the water heater to the cold water inlet pipe and the hot water exit pipe.  This is another common area to find leakage.

  1. Leak at The Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve.

It is more serious when there is a leak coming from the T&P valve because it can be a few causes in itself to figure out.  For example, the leaking t & p may point out the overall water pressure in your home is too high, and that the pressure regulator is not working properly.

  1. Leak at The Drain Line.

This is located a the bottom of the water heater and it is common for the drain valve to fail to close completely after draining or flushing.

  1. A leak in The Tank.

If you’re unable to find the leak from any of the four above, it is likely the tank inside the water heater has gone bad and will need to be replaced. 

A leak will not fix itself. If you do not feel comfortable fixing it yourself, the best thing to do is to not wait for it to get worse. Call SERVPRO of Arleta/Hansen Hills here in Southern California to find and fix the source of your leak, so you can avoid dangerous damages and expensive repairs.

Water Damage from Appliances and Plumbing in Arleta, CA

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

damaged floor with a washer and drying equipment in room Water damage from appliance and plumbing leaks can cause your laminate floors to buckle or warp.

Water damage from appliance and plumbing leaks, like water heaters, dishwashers, ice makers, and washing machines in your home can cause your laminate floors to buckle or warp.  Many times, these leaks are quite slow and often go unnoticed in your home or business in Arleta or even in surrounding cities like Hansen Hills, Panorama City to North Hollywood.  Slow leaks are not easy to identify since they are underneath the laminate where they penetrate the core material. While you might not be able to see the leak, one of our SERVPRO technicians will be able to find excess moisture by using a moisture meter. We arrive ready to protect your home with all the proper equipment to do that. It is common to use dehumidifiers and air movers to help dry all affected areas. However, if it is not caught in time, your laminate floors will have to be removed because the moisture gets trapped underneath the laminate. 

Winter Water Damage in Arleta, CA

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

wet floors in living area Water can enter from anywhere and flood your space.

While Southern California does not have as harsh of winters as the rest of the nation, your home or business is still at risk for water damage during the winter months.  In extreme cases, water pipes can freeze and burst.  Especially, in homes with poor ventilation and/or unresolved water leaks could even develop mold.  Most home or business owners do not think to have their roofs checked before storm season, which leads to many leaks that could have been prevented. SERVPRO of Arleta/Hansen Hills is your water restoration industry professional.  Our technicians are trained and prepared for weather-related water incidents.  Always call SERVPRO of Arleta/Hansen Hills for any of your water restoration needs.  We operate 24 hours a day.  Call us anytime! 

Water Damage Experts

11/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Arleta/Hansen Hills is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Arleta/Hansen Hills has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Why You Shouldn't Wait on Water Damage

11/10/2020 (Permalink)

The worst thing you can do when experiencing water damage is waiting. Other problems can arise if you wait too long after a water loss starts, even if you think you were able to dry it out on your own. You should always call out a professional. SERVPRO of Arleta/Hansen Hills has all the tools, machines, and technicians with knowledge that you will need in your home to properly remove all water and dry out what you cannot see. By waiting, you put yourself at risk of microbial growth and other long term damage to your home. It is never too early to call us, even if water is still running in your home we can help point you in the direction of a plumber and work side by side with them to help you start the process and we will see it all the way through until your home is completely back to being dry. You'll be thankful you didn't wait to call SERVPRO.

Pros of Hiring SERVPRO for Restoration

10/23/2020 (Permalink)

After a water and/or fire loss, replacement may seem like the easiest and quickest option. We are a business of restoration rather than replacement. Some of the pros to restoration include: being more cost efficient, helping our carbon footprint by limiting what we put in landfills, and saving many items with a sentiment that cannot be replaced. SERVPRO of Arleta/Hansen Hills works seamlessly with insurance companies nationwide, providing them with restoration budgets that not only meet their stringent guidelines, but provide the homeowner with the best possible outcome. After the classification, cost effective remediation methods are tailored to the expected condition of the items in each conditional area. The professionals at SERVPRO will always do their best to act quickly and restore what they can.