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Burst Water Heater Water Damage Newton MA, Flood Damage Repair

Burst Water Heater Water Damage Disaster Cleanup Newton, MA

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Burst Water Heater Water Damage – Water Removal.

The water heater is a valuable part of any home, providing hot water for kitchens and bathrooms for a variety of uses. Water heaters can cause great damage to your home, they could leak or rust that would cause water damage, and mold.

While most people imagine that flooding is the primary method that a compromised water heater can cause damage to your home, there are other dangers present as well which can cause you thousands of dollars worth of repair bills and even affect the health of the members of your home as well.

Even a slow leak can cause your water bill to rise because of additional water being wasted and the continual heating of new water added to the tank. Below find the types of damage caused by a leaking water heater.

Carpet Damage

Carpets need to be replaced after a leaking water heater with a continual, more than 48 hours of leaking. The carpet can’t dry out and the water can’t evaporate, mold starts to grow and then your carpet needs to be replaced.

Flood Damage

The water heater bursts and spills a large amount of water spreading onto the floor. That water can seep into floorboards, cracks in the baseboard, get under carpets and more. Floors can warp when water finds its way under flooring. This warping effect on the wood causing a great deal of damage that requires the affected wood to be replaced.

Wood studs can warp, rot, that affect the support system when water flows behind walls. These studs will need to be replaced. Water damage can also occur to drywall and other wall covering causing even more damage. However, there is an even greater danger when a water heater leaks over time.

Mold

The water released from a poorly maintained water heater causes the moisture content of the air to rise which is the perfect breeding ground for mold. Mold is a living organism that clings to wood and dry walls that can grow at a tremendous rate.

Left unchecked, mold will cause continuing damage to your walls, flooring and the support structures of your home. But worse, mold contains properties that when released in the air cause allergic reactions and even illness to the occupants of the home. The presence of mold can create conditions such that the home might become unlivable until removed.

Spotting Water Heater Damage

The best way to address the potential issue of water heater damage is to do regular inspections of the water heater unit. Set aside a few minutes each month to check your water heater for signs of leakage. You should look for the following signs;

  • Dripping water, especially from connections to the unit
  • A buildup of rust on the water heater or pipes that connect to the unit
  • High Water Pressure, ensure that the pressure is below 80 psi to prevent bursting

Regular maintenance of your water heater can prevent leakage and water loss that can affect the carpeting, flooring and dry walls of your home. If you have had recent water damage caused by a leaking water heater, call us –

If you have a leaking or a burst water heater Newton causing water damage and mold to your home, 781-821-0980

You must act quickly to:

  • Dry the affected area immediately to prevent mold growth. AND…
  • Disinfect and sanitize the affected area to prevent further exposure to the possible waste material, household chemicals, and diseases contained in the water.

Taking the proper steps will help eliminate long-term mold and moisture problems that can spread to wood surfaces, ceiling tiles, wallpaper, paint, carpet, sheetrock, insulation, and the water damage can become very expensive to fix.

Burst Water Heater Water Damage Newton, with Standing Water, causes  Water Damage

Water left unattended can soak into the floors and walls of your structure and cause much greater damage. Left unanswered, you could be dealing with structural weakness, mold, and mildew, and in the worst case even property loss. For this reason, time is crucial when dealing with flooding and standing water. Seek professional burst water heater cleanup to avoid:

  • Extensive structural damage. Standing water can weaken the floors, walls, struts and other structural aspects that are integral to the soundness of your building.
  • Fire damage. Water heaters are often located near or around other appliances that rely on electricity and electrical components. This means that standing water can pose a risk of shock and fire damage. Allow professionals to handle your burst water heater cleanup!
  • Mold and mildew. Within twenty-four hours of coming into contact with your home, water can allow for mold to begin breeding. This can cause further structural damage and posing a risk to the health of your occupants.
  • Property loss. Whether the loss of the appliance itself or loss of other equipment, items or property surrounding the appliance leak can be a result.

AirCare Environmental has IICRC certified technicians who perform high-quality water restoration services. With 24/7 Emergency – Call Us for all your Water Damage Restoration Newton needs. 

Simply give us a call at 781-821-0980 and we will be at your home or office in Newton within two hours.

All of AirCare’s certified disaster technicians and water damage restoration professionals are trained in the most up to date water removal and extraction techniques and use only the most advanced drying technologies.

AirCare’s Water Damage Services Include:

  • Water Extraction & Mitigation
  • Basement Flood Restoration
  • Structural Drying
  • Dehumidification
  • Content Drying
  • Moisture Reading
  • Sewage Cleanup
  • Pack Out Services
  • Carpet/Upholstery Cleaning
  • Hardwood Floor Drying and Repairs
  • Wet Carpet Cleanup
  • Broken Pipe Water Damage and Frozen Pipe Water Damage Cleanup and Repair
  • Water Damage Repair

Our Water Damage Restoration Process: Remove, Restore and Replace

  • Use dehumidifiers if the outside temperature is above 60 degrees
  • If damage occurs during “heating season” keep temperature/thermostat no higher than 68 degrees. Turning heat higher will increase the risk of mold growth.
  • If damage occurs during the warmer months, use an air conditioner if available.
  • Use fans to circulate the air which assists in drying
  • Remove as much water as possible by mopping and blotting
  • Wipe furniture dry
  • Lift draperies off carpet, loop through a coat hanger, and place the hanger on the drapery rod
  • Prop up wet furniture cushions for even drying and place small wood blocks or aluminum foil under furniture legs
  • Remove wet area rugs or other floor coverings
  • Open furniture drawers, closet doors, and luggage to enhance drying-
  • Move photos, paintings and art objects to a safe, dry location
  • Remove wet fabrics and dry them as soon as possible. Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature
  • Remove damp books from shelves and spread out to dry

Water Damage Restoration Pictures – Before and After Pictures

Contact our knowledgeable experts now to learn how we can help you with emergency water restoration services in Newton MA and throughout New England by calling 781-821-0980 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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