Disaster Kleenup Specialists offers water heater leak assessments and repairs for water damaged property in Monterey, Salinas, Santa Cruz, and the surrounding areas. Water heater leaks can be costly and dangerous. We offer a full range of loss prevention and property restoration services, including early leak detection, repairs, and flood cleanup.
The Dangers of a Leaky Water Heater
Water heater leaks may start out small, but can quickly escalate and cause major flooding in your home and threaten the safety of your family, tenants, or employees. Some possible dangers associated with this hazard are:
- Hot Water Burns
- Electrocution or Electrical Fires
- Dangerous Mold and Mildew
- Damage to Walls, Floors, Furniture
- Personal Property Damage
By nature, water heaters contain scalding water, and if you are in the vicinity when it breaks, you can be severely burned or electrocuted. This leaking can also cause expensive water damage to your home and belongings, and may trigger an electrical fire.
Mold, Property Damage, and Other Effects of Water Loss
An overflowing water heater can cause your wooden floors to buckle, cup, or bulge, and can permanently stain carpets, linoleum, and tile flooring. Extreme floods can also irreparably damage the subfloors of your home. Wet walls need immediate attention and may require complete replacement in some cases.
When a water heater breaks, it may also severely damage furniture and personal property. While some pieces may be salvageable, water often completely destroys certain materials and can ruin family heirlooms and important keepsakes. If excess moisture remains, mold may begin to grow within your walls, under your flooring, and on the surfaces of your belongings. In addition to causing extensive damage, mildew also presents serious health risks – namely allergic reactions and respiratory illnesses.
Avoiding Water Damage
We are committed to helping homeowners, property managers, and businesses with our early detection program. We combine education and routine maintenance to ensure that you are not the victim of a water heater leak. Age, corrosion, ill-fitting seals, and broken pipes are the most common causes of this plumbing nightmare.
Monterey’s Water Heater Repair Experts
If your water heater has failed, don’t despair – Disaster Kleenup Specialists offers 24-hour emergency response services throughout Monterey County. Our knowledge, experience, and ability to react quickly will mitigate further damage to your home or business, saving you money and minimizing loss of use. Call us today to schedule an inspection, preventative maintenance, or home repairs.