Recent Water Damage Posts

Learn the Basics of Dealing With Leaking Toilets

10/9/2020 (Permalink)

Leakage of water from a toilet due to blockage of the pipe A leaking toilet is not just irritating, but it is also destructive to your home

Why Leaks Are Important?

Every device and appliance in your Garner, NC, home is bound to develop issues. One of these problems is a leaking toilet. While leaks might seem like just minor annoyances, they can create greater problems than you might expect. Identifying and resolving these toilet issues eliminates greater problems before they occur. Learn more about why leaks are important, what can cause them, and some potential solutions.

Importance of Leaks
Leaking water poses several threats to your house and everyone living in it. They can deteriorate the foundation and damage the floor. Additionally, anyone near them can slip or get electrocuted by them. Therefore, you must fix a bathroom leak fast before dangerous incidents occur. Wipe off the excess water and see if the leaking continues. It might be some spilled water, but if it continues, it could be a sign of a serious issue.

Causes of Leaks
Removing water from a leaking toilet does not usually address the actual problem. There are a variety of scenarios that create this result, such as a:

  • Damaged wax ring
  • Loose tank flange
  • Malfunctioning shutoff valve
  • Broken tank
  • Faulty supply tube

These errors may be caused by wear and tear, improper installation or impact damage. No matter the reason, you will need to act and stop the leaking.

Resolving Leak Issues
Every leak situation requires a different solution. For example, the toilet's base is too separated from the floor, so you will have to tighten the bolts attaching them. Other times, you will have to replace a component such as a wax gasket by disassembling the toilet. If the toilet is too outdated, replacing the entire unit is the easiest solution. Avoid potential errors by hiring an experienced and licensed plumber, along with emergency restoration specialists to handle the water damage.
A leaking toilet is not just irritating, but it is also destructive to your home and a hazard to others. Identify the root cause, think about the solution and bring professionals to efficiently conclude the problem.

Restoring Your Business After Fire Sprinkler Damage

8/31/2020 (Permalink)

Active fire sprinkler Fire sprinkler in a Boylan Heights, NC business goes off accidentally

Commercial Water Damage

Flooding, leaky roofs, busted pipes, backed-up drains, appliances, and natural disasters are a few causes of commercial water damage. However, what happens if the fire sprinklers at your business in Boylan Heights, NC, go off accidentally?
Check your building’s sprinkler system regularly to make sure it is functioning properly. If it has been a while since you last had it inspected, consider what could happen if you don’t:

Fire sprinkler systems fail. Pipes age and corrode. Winter cold can freeze pipes and cause them to burst.
Sprinkler flooding can cause just as much if not more damage than if there was a fire. Water soaks through everything in its path: furniture, carpets, walls, office equipment, and people if they have the misfortune of getting caught under the sprinklers.
The repair can be costly. According to a March 2020 report from iPropertyManagement, the annual cost of repair from water damage in the United States is $13 billion.

Be Prepared
Don’t be caught off guard. Make sure you and your designated employees know what to do if the fire sprinklers discharge:

Shut off the water. Know the locations of the shut-off valves for different areas of the building as well as the location of the main valve.
Document and itemize the damage as soon as possible. This will help make the claims process more efficient when you contact your insurance company.
Don’t try to do the cleanup yourself. Get a reputable restoration company to come in to remove the water, dry and dehumidify the flooded areas, and thoroughly clean, sanitize, and deodorize.

Everyone in the facility should have emergency contact information for the sprinkler system company, your insurer, and a qualified commercial restoration company that offers 24-hour service.

SERVPRO is Here to Help
Getting back to business after water damages your office will take time, but if you have the right flooding restoration team help guide you through the steps, you can be up and running as soon as possible.

Raleigh, NC - 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

3/26/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Raleigh / Holly Springs SERVPRO of Southwest Raleigh / Holly Springs provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Raleigh, NC and surrounding areas

SERVPRO of Southwest Raleigh / Holly Springs is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (919) 944-4002

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Southwest Raleigh / Holly Springs has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Southwest Raleigh / Holly Springs

SERVPRO of Southwest Raleigh / Holly Springs specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Click Here to Meet Our Team


  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician


  • Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification – IICRC


  • THINK REALTY MAGAZINE - Property Rehab Specialist of the Year Award