It can overwhelming to be faced with a serious water damage that is happening in your home. Experiencing a mini flood at home can be no joking matter and it can cause much stress in the home. You might end up scrambling around your house thinking of how to mitigate the situation and protect your home’s assets. On the other side of the spectrum, it could just be that the leakage that you are experiencing at home is still manageable and everything is still in control. In this article, we will address what you can consider doing when you realize that your home is experiencing a water leakage. The easiest way is to get a leak repair specialist to do a proper accurate diagnosis of your situation and get to the root of the problem right away.
Mitigate The Issue
The first thing that you can do is to mitigate the situation if that is possible. Get a pail or a cloth to collect the water and keep your other areas dry as your office’s furniture and home assets.
Turn off all sources of water
The second thing that you can do to detect the water leakage at home is to turn off all sources of water such as the shower head, hoses, etc. Cutting all these water sources will make it easier for you to determine where the actual source of water leakage is coming from.
You can check your water meter after you have turned off all of your water sources. Locate the low-flow indicator on your water meter and if the low-flow indicator is still spinning, which means that water is still running in the house, which confirms that your home really has a leakage. You can even turn off your water sources one by one and check on the low-flow indicator.
Try Fixing The Leak
If you are able to identify the leak and use a caulk or waterproofing sealant to cover cracks that are causing the leak then do that immediately, however if you are unable to do that, you have to consider calling a professional leak specialist to get to the root of the problem and solve it.
Call A Contractor
Once you have decided that you would like to call a contractor to solve the water leakage problem for you, here are some steps that you can take before deciding on which contractor to engage. You can start by researching on the company and find out if the company is licensed to perform those services and have good reviews. Next, ask the different companies that you have shortlisted down on their scope of work, experience, warranty packages and price. This will also help you decide which contractor can do the job for you.
Call Your Insurance Company
Once you have engaged a contractor to perform the task for you, you can proceed to call your insurance company and ask about your coverage. Next, you can proceed to document the damages for your own reference so that you are able to tell the different after you have gotten the contractor to perform the work for you.