One of the most main causes of water damage here in Orange County are slab leaks. Slab leaks are when your copper pipes will break inside the slab. They’re usually caused by fluctuation of the water pressure, the chemicals that the city kindly supplies to improve your water quality and the shifting of the soil or the concrete itself will shift and open move in crack and it’ll crack pipe.
Other sources of water damage from emergency plumbing are broken pipe in the walls, very common, broken supply lines like a toilet, the toilet tank or sink, even toilet tanks break sometimes, or a failing water heater. And there’s many other ones but those are the main causes of water damage.
Whenever you have a water damage situation, you’re going to need to know where to shut the water off. And usually in homes you can find water damage shutoff valves in front of the house, front door, left or right, on the side of the house, inside the garage or at the curb side.
There’ll be a metal door, or concrete little lid that you need to take off and shut off the water. That is actually the best place to shut the water off at the city shutoff valve. You have to make sure that all the water’s turned off.
Once you’ve done that, you need to call us, A#1 Emergency Service. We can be at your home in Orange County within one hour or less. We’ll come out and clean up the water, assess the situation.
That means it shows you with our very sensitive instruments, very calmly show you all the types of material whether they have moisture or not, what to do about, whether they can be saved, restored or disposed of. A lot of materials when they get wet you can’t dry them. They have to be disposed of. We know what needs to be done from start to finish.
We’ve been doing insurance claims for over 26 years. If you have a Emergency Plumbing Repair Services, I recommend you call us out first before calling your insurance company. We can help you determine whether you have a cover or claim. Insurance companies only cover fast or sudden situations like breaks of pipes. They don’t cover slow or preexisting situations.
You need to call us out first and we’ll help you determine whether you need to pay out of pocket if it’s a small situation or just get the insurance company to pay for everything. That’s what we specialize in for a long time. We’re a very recognized reputable company in the industry. All insurance companies like my company.
We can help you through the whole process from start to finish. Even help you call in a claim, get the adjuster out to your home. I have expert estimators on staff that will meet your adjuster because the insurance company will create their estimate, we will create ours and we’ll negotiate your claim for you. That will be after we’re drying down the home.
First thing is to clean it up and let us start drying down the home. And then once the estimate’s been approved, the insurance company will fix the house and your insurance company will pay for everything usually except your deductible.