You don’t spend much time thinking about your water heater, do you? Most people take hot water for granted if it’s there when they need it. That is until something goes wrong. A ruptured water tank is one of the most common causes of residential water damage, costing homeowners an average of about $4,500 after deductibles. If they have insurance. The water heater is an essential part of our homes and offices, but if it bursts, it can cause several problems. It takes less than 48 hours for the water from a burst water heater to begin creating mold spores. Any amount of mold spores eaten can cause serious health problems.
In addition, this can lead to structural damage to your home and even mold growth on your furniture, walls, floors, and other items. Even though it may seem like you can handle the situation on your own, you should hire a professional water cleanup service. When you call Revive, you get expert help immediately. You don’t want to try to fix the situation yourself. Our technicians use state-of-the-art equipment such as extractors, dehumidifiers, thermal inspections, and dryers to remove and clean up water from burst water heaters. Get in touch with us as soon as possible if you have a broken water heater that is leaking all over the floor!
Signs A Water Heater Is Failing
How to deal with a burst water heater:
1. Turn off the water supply
2. The power should be turned off
3. Start the Cleanup Process
If you 100% know it’s safe to do so, you can help mitigate the water damage. If you are unsure, move to the next step. Clean up standing water as soon as possible. Soak up standing water with towels, and place fans in the affected area to promote airflow. Again, to reiterate, as this is vitally important, make sure you only begin cleaning if you’re sure it’s safe to enter the area and the water heater is no longer a threat.
4. Contact Revive. Your Trusted Restoration Company
Last but not least, contact a trusted water damage restoration company in your area, such as Revive Water Damage Restoration, to begin the water damage restoration process that came from the burst water heater. We offer 24/7 emergency services from roof leaks, to water heaters to flood mitigation. We will work quickly to restore your space and prevent further damage. We can also help you file a claim and begin the insurance claim process with your insurance company.