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How Best to Handle Flooding and Water Damage

leaking-pipeFor a state that doesn’t exactly see too much rain, flooding can be a pretty big issue for us. Every once in awhile, the rain comes in hard and we are left drenched and the areas around our homes are sometimes so oversaturated that they can’t handle all the water, leaving it to pour into our kitchens, living rooms, and garages.

Thankfully these incidents are fewer and further between than some of the other sources of home flooding that we encounter. We would like to touch on one in particular: floods caused by leaking pipes. We want to take a flood at this cause of home flooding because it is quite preventable, especially with our help.

For now though, if you are dealing with a flooded home, we want you to have the resources to help you deal with the situations.

When Your Home Floods, What Do You Do?

When you wake up to find a room in your home is flooded, or even a whole floor, it can be hard to figure out what to do first. That is why we have a step-by-step guide for you to follow:

  1.  Don’t panic: We know it can be hard not to freak out when you find there is flooding in your home. However, things will go a lot easier if you don’t panic. You don’t want to panic and accidentally make the wrong choice of trying to hire an amateur to fix the issue or trying to do it yourself and causing more damage in the process.
  2. Find and stop the source of the water: If you can, work on identifying the source of the flooding. This can be a  leaky pipe that has become worse or even burst for example. Or it could be a leaking drain pipe. If you can identify the source of the water, you can better figure out a way to stop the flooding before it worsens–shutting off the water to your home until the issue is fixed is one solution.
  3. Find a professional to help with the damage: Once the source of the flooding has been stopped or at least stemmed, reaching out for professional services is going to be the next best step you can make. Flooding is definitely something that you can reach out to us for emergency plumbing in Ontario, CA. We will be able to address the cause of the flooding to start. From there we can also help you assess and address any potential water damage that the flooding has caused.

Preventing Flooding Caused by Leaks

Of course, at the end of the day, you are going to want to avoid flooding in your home as much as you possibly can. You can’t prevent mother nature from doing her thing, but you can prevent your pipes from creating havoc. Make sure to contact us for leak detection and pipe repair or replacements to ensure that your plumbing is kept in good shape and will be one less thing you have to worry about.

Contact Sweetwater Plumbing today to get started. We don’t charge by the hour, We charge by the job! 

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