Water Heater Leaking
Commercial & Residential

Water Heater Leaking

A very problematic water damage source in Connecticut and Westchester County, NY is having a water heater that is leaking. Failed water heaters often show some significant damage because of environmental factors and age. This can cause safety hazards you have to take into account, especially when leaks appear.

Preventing Extra Flooding Damage

When a water heater leak is detected or even just suspected, it is really important to turn off the power to the entire area. Even small water amounts from leaking water tanks can lead to extremely high safety dangers. Electrical shock is prevented by turning off the power supply. Only after you take this step you can start to consider cleaning. 

After the power supply is turned off, you have to do the same with the water supply. Whenever it is difficult to turn off the water heater’s shut-off valve because of extensive flooding, just turn off the property’s main water supply. Based on water tank leak type, the water inside the tank can continue flooding. 

After the power and water supplies are turned off, try to soak up the standing water. A mop or towels can be used. Then, the best thing you can do is to contact water removal specialists. 

Acting quickly prevents the appearance of additional water damage and the formation of mold or mildew. If you cannot turn off water or power supplies, contact Green Restorations specialists to keep your family safe.

Water Heater Leaking Cleanup

After the leak is under control, the water tank needs to be replaced or repaired. If this is not done as soon as possible, the flood will continue. Remember that water heater leaks never disappear. They can only get a lot worse in time. 

Some common reasons why water heaters leak include problems with:

  1. Temperature relief valves;
  2. Pressure relief valves;
  3. Drain valves;
  4. Water inlets;
  5. Internal tanks.

After water flow is stopped, the clean up process can start. The Green Restoration professionals perform the following steps:

  1. We double-check all electronics and appliances are unplugged and that there is no immediate safety concern.
  2. We transfer all the movable furniture and rugs to a completely dry area.
  3. We remove all the standing water in the affected area with professional equipment.
  4. We set up dehumidifiers and fans to start removing all the excess moisture and circulate the air .

The last step involves the homeowner because we have to discuss the repairs that are needed, based on the extend of the water heater leaking damage caused.

Why Do You Need a Professional?

It is essential to protect yourself, your home, and respect all safety factors when water damage cleanup is needed due to a broken water heater. Repairing, investigating, and mitigating all the damage caused by the leak has to include safety precautions, thorough cleaning, and extensive drying. Qualified, licensed professionals are better equipped to manage every single step of the water heater leaking cleanup process. 

Water is capable of destroying any property in a short period of time. You have to act fast to clean, dry, and restore the water heater flooding damage. This drastically lowers the risk of developing hazardous mold. Also, based on how much water was discharged by the heater, professional equipment may be necessary. Green Restoration can come to your home at any point of day or night to help you.

Who We Help

Home Owners

We are available 24 hours a day to get any business back up and running. With our entire scope of restoration services available for our commercial clients, our highly experienced team will remedy any damage your company may face.

Real Estate Professionals

In any emergency that happens with your property, Green Restoration takes immediate response to begin the restoration process. Our team of experts can fix your home using the safest and most environmentally-friendly products available.

Property Managers

Whether you have a small school building or a higher education campus, Green Restoration Professionals will work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area so that normal operations can resume while we restore your facility.

Environmental Specialist

As a restoration partner, we are committed to building a lasting relationship that ensures satisfaction for both property owners and tenants alike, all while keeping costs down and minimizing liabilities.

Home Inspectors

As a restoration partner, we are committed to building a lasting relationship that ensures satisfaction for both property owners and tenants alike, all while keeping costs down and minimizing liabilities.

Healthcare Professionals

Whether you have a small school building or a higher education campus, Green Restoration Professionals will work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area so that normal operations can resume while we restore your facility.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our team experts have the equipment and expertise to restore damage caused to your property due to pre-water damage conditions. We make use of a scientific method to remove and completely clean up the water. Every water damage is different and has its own unique solution to it; however, the general process is the same and consists of the following steps:

Step 1- Contact

When you contact us, our specialist will ask you a couple of questions that will help us in dealing with your water problem efficiently and quickly. This initial contact is very necessary for an efficient and fast restoration.

Step 2- Water Damage Inspection and Assessment

We also inspect the water damage caused to your property and then create an effective plan for its successful restoration. This is a very important step.

Step 3- Water Extraction and Removal

Usually, thousands and hundreds of gallons of water are removed via pumps and vacuums. Our professionals focus on starting this process right away in order to reduce damage and help in the prevention of mold growth.

Step 4- Dehumidification and Drying

After the water is removed, our special equipment targets the water that is not easy to access. This process makes use of scientific drying methods in order to draw out the water and moisture left behind via dehumidifiers and air movers.

Step 5- Sanitizing and Cleaning

Water damage affects your furniture, belongings, clothing, and other items, and we ensure that your items can be revived back using different specialized techniques. Our experts also sanitize the area using antimicrobial treatments and remove odor via fogging equipment and industrial air scrubbers.

Step 6- Restoration

This is the last step and restores your property to its pre-damage condition. This restoration step can be minor such as replacing some drywall panels, and sometimes it can be major such as the reconstruction of the entire house.

After any water damage, your main focus must be safety. You should ask yourself if it is safe to stay in your house. Look out for electrical hazards and wet materials in the house that can cause slipping.

Once you’ve decided on whether it is safe in the house, you can move on with the dos and don’ts of water damage.

What To Do After A Flooding

  • Remove any excess water using a mop

  • Wipe the water from wooden furniture after removing table top items and lamps

  • Remove any wet cushions or upholstery

  • Turn the air conditioner on so that it gets completely dry

  • Move any art objects you have to a dry and safe place

  • Gather any loose items present on the floor

  • If you have coloured rugs, then remove them from the wet carpets

What To Not Do After A Flooding

  • Don’t leave any wet fabric in place

  • Do not leave magazines and books or other items on the floor

  • Do not use your household vacuum to remove the water

  • Avoid using household appliances or the television

  • Do not turn the ceiling fixture when it is wet, and do not go in the room where the ceiling is saggy

Water mitigation can come from many different sources and events, but there is something common with them all. The first thing is that water damage is one of the main reasons many house owners claim insurance every year. It is also one of the reasons why the insurance rate keeps on rising.

The second thing in common is that, if ignored, it can lead to hazards, so handling it right away is very important. Water damage restoration and mitigation services also include:

  • Water and fire mitigation

  • Water cleanup

  • Floor water mitigation

  • Water damage repairing

  • Floor restoration and water remediation

The amount of damage that occurred in your house determines the time it will take for the restoration to take place. Usually, a normal-sized room takes 72 hours for drying. Once it gets dry, it can take a week for mildew and mold removal, and then comes construction, which takes another couple of weeks.

The entire process can take anywhere from two weeks to a month, depending on the damage caused.

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