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Water Damage from Dishwasher leaked to Basement Ceiling

11/12/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying fans drying water damage to home Since the ceiling was the affected area due to water damage the team was able to pinpoint the areas for drying.

Recently, SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties responded to a home that had experienced a leak from their broken dishwasher.  The water from the dishwasher had leaked into the ceiling and was visible from their basement.  The team was able to respond quickly, and was able to turn the water off to the dishwasher preventing more water damage.  The water unfortunately had leaked to the ceiling of the homeowner's basement, facilitating the need for dryers to be set up and dry the water stained areas.  The team also inspected all areas for mold growth.  

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety.  With this particular scenario, with the homeowner being able to determine the source of the water was the dishwasher safety was easy to maintain.  If you do not know where the source of the water is stemming from it is better to err on the side of caution.  Electrical and slip and fall hazards are the biggest concerns.  Do not leave wet fabrics in place.  Hang furs or leather goods.  Try not to leave books, magazines, or other items on wet carpet or floors.  Do not use your household vacuum to remove water.  Try not to use household appliances if wet or ceiling fixtures if walls are wet.

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