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Drip. Drip. Drip. Is There a Slow Leak Under Your Huntington Park Sink?

8/24/2019 (Permalink)

Leaks under sinks can go undetected and cause and cause damage before being discovered. Inspect these areas often for signs of damage.

Water Damage Huntington Park – The Area Under the Sink Smells Bad

Water leaks under a kitchen sink or bathroom sink sometimes occur over weeks or even months. One day you notice there is a bad smell emanating from the area under the sink, and after investigation, you find that there is a slow leak which has soaked everything. The floor is wet, and the wood expanded as it absorbed the moisture. The water has also traveled along the inside of the wall. The water may have ruined the drywall and possibly the insulation on the outer walls. The first step, of course, is to repair the leak and stop the water, continuing to leak onto the floor. 

A SERVPRO technician can assess the amount of water damage in your Huntington Park home. The evaluation includes how much water has penetrated the floor, the underlying structure, along with moisture in the walls. Exterior walls are usually insulated, and the water may have damaged the insulation. We can use moisture meters to determine if there is moisture inside the walls behind your sink and cupboards. 

Depending on our findings, we may need to remove baseboards and drywall to remove wet insulation and examine just how much water damage there is. One approach is to drill holes in the drywall and use penetrating moisture probes to determine how much water has penetrated the wall. Not all water damage causes water to be present inside the walls. Before our technician’s drill holes in walls, we always discuss the possibility of water inside the walls and the necessity to check out these areas with the customer. 

SERVPRO can develop the appropriate drying solution for the floors and walls to remove all of the moisture and control the damage. In some situations, with wet conditions observed the drywall and flooring might require removal before drying can begin. Blowing air through holes drilled between each stud can also remove moisture from the insulation. Our team understands the need to remove all moisture and prevent the growth of mold.  After removing all moisture is removed, we can focus on restoring your kitchen or bathroom to its original condition. 

Call SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress at (562) 431-9400 for 24/7 service. We serve Los Angeles, Walnut Park, and surrounding areas. We’re here to help and respond Faster to Any Size Disaster in your area.

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