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Our Water Damage Technicians Are Here To Help Your Largo Home

9/5/2019 (Permalink)

Troubled Woman Looking At Leaking Sink Pipe In Kitchen We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Leaking Cold Water Feed To Your Largo Fridge Can Cause Major Issues

One of our clients came home one day after a weekend vacation to find water all over her kitchen. The water had also flowed into the family room of the home. It appeared to be coming from the fridge area. Many high-end refrigerators have ice makers, cold water dispensers and water filters as features. These refrigerators require a water line installed to the back of the fridge to a solenoid which controls the water flow into the fridge. This line had sprung a significant leak at the junction to the solenoid. Water was spraying against the wall behind the fridge.

She called SERVPRO for help about the water damage from her Largo home. Our dispatcher advised the client to turn off the water line to the fridge. If she could not find the valve to shut the water off, she could also turn the valve off at the main water line coming into her home. He also suggested she mop up as much water as possible from the family room.

Our SERVPRO team quickly got to work and vacuumed up the water. The client, at our suggestion, turned on the air conditioning, which helped to dehumidify the home as well. Fortunately, she caught this leak early enough that there was no significant damage to the flooring. A portable dehumidifier was installed in the kitchen for several days to assist in removing moisture. Several large fans were also installed in the family room to assist in drying out the floor. A final check using moisture meters verified that the humidity level was down to a reasonable level, and the flooring sustained no long term damage.

The client was delighted and relieved to get her home back within a few days. She also hired a plumber to repair the leaking water line to the fridge and to install a readily accessible shut off valve for future access. She mentioned that she plans to shut the water off whenever she is away on vacation in the future as a further precaution.

Call SERVPRO of Largo at (727) 586-0060 for 24/7 service. We serve Clearwater, Dunedin, Belleair Bluffs, and surrounding areas. We help clients over the phone deal with water damage. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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