How to Handle A Foundation Leak

photo of foundationThere is nothing scarier than coming home to find your basement is leaking. You may store some of your possessions down in the basement, use it as a spare room, or even as a washroom. Regardless, not only can having a leak here cause widespread damage, it can be dangerous for you and your home. What can you do when you have a foundation leak in your home? There are a few tips that can help you when handling these situations.

Foundation Leak Emergency Tips

#1 Personal Safety Comes First

While it is important to try and salvage what you can from the area, you must first take a few precautions. First, check for any water on the floor or pools of water. Not only can you slip in these, but if there are any wires in the area you can get electrocuted. Safety should always come first. Put on rubber sole boots and do not touch any wires you may see.

#2 Can You Find The Leak?

While this is a foundation leak, you may be able to determine the origin or area the leak first started in. Knowing the general area can be beneficial information for our plumbers once they arrive for repair. While remaining safe, look around the area and note where it appears the leak may have started from.

#3 Note Any Possible Problems

Once repaired, you may want to reconsider how the area was organized in order to prevent future issues. Assess whether appliances could be moved away. Also make a note of anything that may need to be replaced once foundation leak repair is completed, such as your washer or dryer. You may also take the time to document and photograph any damaged items for an insurance claim.

#4 Call For Foundation Leak Repair

It is important to contact Metroplex Leak & Line Locators for foundation leak repair as quickly as possible. The longer you wait to have your foundation repaired, the more damage you will haveĀ  to your home and possessions. For all of your plumbing needs, call Metroplex Leak & Line Locators today! We cater to your every concern with professional services from diagnostic to repair. Lets get started! Give us a call today at 214-388-4525.