How to Spot Small Leaks That Can Turn to Water Damage Catastrophes in West Chester, PA

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Small problems can turn into big problems quickly.
Take water damage for example. Small leaks can become catastrophic events leading to the need for major water damage restoration.
We want to help you avoid that fate, which is why we’re sharing tips to help you catch leaks before they become impossible to ignore.

How to Spot Small Leaks in Your Home
How can you tell if you have a leak without inspecting every inch of your home? Your water bill provides clues. If you notice your water bill is unusually high, odds are you have a leak somewhere in your home.
Once you’ve identified the problem, you must identify the source. Leaks usually occur on your roof or your plumbing.

Some important areas to check are:

  • Pipe joints and P-traps underneath sinks
  • Appliances that use water
  • Supply lines for appliances and furniture
  • Supply line connections
  • Toilet tanks
  • Drains
  • Flooring (look for warps or discoloration)
  • Ceilings (look for water stains)


If you notice signs of water damage in any of these areas, take these steps.

Call the Professionals at ServiceMaster by ARTec
In some cases, the leak can be relatively easy to fix on your own, like switching out a flapper valve on your toilet.
If you can’t provide a quick fix on your own, however, let the professional water damage experts at ServiceMaster by ARTec in West Chester, PA handle the job for you.

A couple of tasks you can handle while waiting for us to arrive are:

  • Shutting off the water supply – Common areas with shut-off valves include sinks, dishwashers, toilets, and refrigerators
  • Mop up excess water – If you spot standing water, you can attempt to mop it up, as long as you don’t see mold growth. If you spot mold, please leave the area alone until professionals arrive.
  • Take pictures/call your insurer – You always want to document the water damage as thoroughly as possible to make sure you get the proper coverage.


Once we arrive on the scene, we’ll handle the restoration process in the most efficient and thorough manner possible.
If you’re in need of water damage restoration services, please contact us immediately at (610) 626-9002.

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