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How To Handle a Leaking Sink

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

Kitchen damaged by water Water damage on a kitchen in an Acton, MT home

How To Handle a Leaking Sink

You open the cabinets under the kitchen sink at your home in Acton, MT. Suddenly, you notice a puddle. Before your eyes, the small puddle turns into flooding. As you watch the water in your home spread, what is the next step? Mitigate the Damage

Even if you do not know anything about pipe or kitchen repair, there are a few steps you can take before help arrives:

Safety should be your first priority. If possible, shut off the main water valve to stop the flooding from continuing. Make sure that you do not stand in water when active electricity is nearby. Also watch your step carefully, as wet kitchen floors are slippery. If you have any doubt about your wellbeing, leave the house and wait for a professional to assess the situation.
Once the water in the home has ceased from spreading, remove items from the waterlogged area. Use a mop or towel to soak up excess water. Open windows or use air conditioning to circulate the air. Do not use electrical appliances or attempt to vacuum up the water.

Call for Help

Oftentimes a kitchen flood causes significant water damage, which can spread to the adjacent rooms in your home. When not dealt with quickly, secondary damage can occur such as mold. Make the following phone calls as soon as possible:

Contact your homeowner’s insurance agent. When a pipe bursts, insurance typically covers the resulting water damage.
Call a reputable water restoration specialist. After your property is inspected and safety issues are resolved, the company gets to work on removing pooled water, drying the space with industrial equipment, cleaning the area and completing the kitchen repair.

When you discover your kitchen flooding in Acton, MT, immediately begin to mitigate the damage by stopping the water source. Partner with your insurance agent and a water restoration company to return your kitchen to pre-flood condition.

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