I Found a Leak Under My Kitchen Sink
A Leak Under the Sink
Consider this scenario: “I found a leak under my kitchen sink. I was doing some organizing when I saw that there was water coming out from underneath the cabinet. After investigating, I realized it wasn't just water; it was oily liquid as well. There were no other signs of damage in the house, so this must be an isolated incident that's not going to spread anywhere else.”
Now that we know what happened and why, let's find out what you should do if you have a leak under your kitchen sink!
A Big Problem
A leak under your kitchen sink can be a big problem. The water will gradually destroy the wood and other materials around it, and if it's not stopped soon enough, it could become an expensive problem.
It's hard to find the leak. There are a lot of places where leaks can occur - around pipes or faucets, in hoses or tubes that connect between different parts of your home. You may have found this out already if you've already searched for the source by turning off all of the water in your house and trying to locate where it's coming from.
Stopping the leak takes time and effort while doing so properly requires skill or knowledge that many homeowners don't have readily available. If something goes wrong while fixing your sink then you could make matters worse rather than better as well as cause even more damage than before!
Tips When You Find a Leak
If you have a leak under your kitchen sink, here's what you should do:
- Shut off your main water supply
- Find the main shutoff valve under your sink and turn it clockwise to close it.
- Call your insurance company if you have homeowners insurance
Call Your Insurance Company
After you've shut off the water, call your insurance company if you have homeowners insurance. This is a great time to check on how much coverage you have and what's covered by it. It's also a good idea to ask about limitations, like whether there are any deductibles or co-pays that need to be paid before the claim can be processed.
Once they've confirmed their coverage and determined how much they'll pay out, they'll let you know what steps need to be taken next, such as getting estimates from contractors so that they can get reimbursed by the insurance company
Call the Professionals
SERVPRO of East Naples is the professional restoration company for you. We have the training and experience to fix your problem. We can handle any size job, from small to large. SERVPRO of East Naples is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including all holidays. We work in both residential and commercial buildings, and work quickly to get you back to normal!
When you find a leak under your kitchen sink, turn off the water, call your insurance company if you have homeowners insurance, and then call SERVPRO of East Naples.