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Infographic showing areas in a bathroom that are prone to water damage

Areas Prone to Water Damage

A musty odor in your bathroom could be a sign of hidden water damage.

3 Common Issues Are:

  1. Leaky seals at base of toilet
  2. Damaged or old caulking and grout
  3. Cracked shower tile

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Front loading washing machine with water leaking out

Water Damage Caused By Washing Machines

Washing machines are one of the most common sources of water damage in the home. Understanding your machine’s functions, possible risks and preventative maintenance required is key to avoiding a costly water damage.

When your home has water damage from washing machine leaks, SERVPRO of Upper Darby has the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property.

SERVPRO of Upper Darby logo on foggy wet window with green truck

Water Damage Repair and Restoration

For over 20 years, SERVPRO of Upper Darby has specialized in water damage repair and restoration. Our highly trained professionals use state-of-the-art equipment and document every step of the drying process, ensuring the job is done correctly from the initial phone call to the final bill. If you are in need of water damage repair or restoration, contact SERVPRO of Upper Darby to make it “Like it never even happened.

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Did Your Toilet Overflow?

We’ve all probably had to deal with a toilet overflow.  Most times it’s due to a simple clog that’s easy to fix. Other times it can be much more severe. If sewer damage is involved, the impact can be devastating. 

Sewage Damage

When there is sewer damage, whether it’s a broken pipe or a clog, the wastewater can back up into your residence if it can’t drain. You will usually end up with a flooded toilet when your sewer has been compromised.

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (610) 352-0700

Tips for Drying Books Damaged by Water

Following these tips won’t guarantee recovery of all items, but should help you minimize the damage.

  • Set books on their tops or bottoms and open them up like a fan. Avoid standing opened books on the side edges.
  • Set the book on the driest side first, then as it dries, rotate it every couple of hours or so.
  • Place wax paper in between the covers of the book and the pages. The wax paper should be slightly larger than the size of the cover. Replace often to ensure faster drying. 
  • Once the pages are no longer damp, close the book, place it on a hard surface and place a weight on top to keep the pages as flat as possible. 

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Did You Attempt a DIY Water Damage Restoration Project?

We applaud your efforts, but you may not have the proper training and or tools to successfully perform this work.

There are consequences for not performing mitigation services properly and mold damage should always be at the back of your mind. When the mitigation process is not carried out correctly, drying will not happen and pockets of moisture will be left in various corners of the house. This will lead to the eventual development of mold.

The next time you experience a water damage in your home, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA - (610) 352-0700

Water Damage Emergency Tips

What You Can Do Until Help Arrives

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first.

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

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Act Fast, Every Second Counts!

Know Where Your Main Water Shutoff Valve Is

When water damage occurs, due to supply line break, pipe break or other fixture or plumbing problem, knowing where the water shutoff valves are located is crucial for immediately stopping the water flow and preventing further damage.

Take a moment to locate the shutoff valves in your home so you'll be prepared for an emergency

If you are experiencing water damage, contact SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA at (610) 352-0700

Sudden and Accidental Water Damage

Water Damage Can Be a Tricky When It Comes to a Homeowner’s Insurance Policy

“It depends” is usually the answer to claim coverage. It will all depend on where the water initially came from, the insurance company and the coverage of your policy.

Water damage claims that are usually covered:

• Tub and sink overflows
• Burst pipes
• Overflows from washing machine and other appliances
• Water damage caused by a leaking roof

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Water Damage as a Result of a Dishwasher Leak?

Are you one of the unfortunate homeowners dealing with dishwasher water damage?

Most of us have found out the hard way that regular soap used in a dishwasher causes an explosion of bubbles. Dishwasher leaks can be as obvious as soap bubbles making their way across the kitchen floor or start as a slow drip that may not be immediately noticed

Stopping leaks before they cause damage is ideal, but depending on the situation, is not always possible.

Common causes of dishwasher leaks:

  • Worn gaskets
  • Dishwasher not level
  • Wrong dishwashing soap used
  • Broken door
  • Defective dishwasher tub

Cloudy White Rings on Wood Furniture

Heat & Water Stained Wood

Stains and marks made by liquid or steam are usually white or light-colored. That means that they haven’t penetrated much more deeply than through the waxed or polished surface. When the stain is dark, however, it indicates that the liquid has penetrated through the finish on the wood and possibly through to the wood itself. If this is the case, you have more of a fix on your hands.

Those white, cloudy rings on your wood furniture don't have to stay there forever. 

CLICK HERE for tips on how to remove white rings from wooden furniture.

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Prevent Water Damage to Your Home While Away for the Holidays

A Water Leak or Flooding Makes for a Horrible Welcome Home Gift

Traveling during the holidays doesn’t have to turn you into the Grinch. With a little planning, you can eliminate the chances of water damage when you’re away from home.

The Most Common Mishaps Are:

  • Busted pipes
  • Toilet overflows
  • Water heater leaks 
  • Dishwasher leaks
  • Ice maker malfunctions
  • Sink overflows
  • Busted washing machine hoses
  • Shower and tub leaks and overflows

If you have water damage in your home, call SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA immediately at (610) 352-0700  to minimize the damage to your home and belongings.

Quickly Turn Off Water to the Sink

Learn how to turn off the water to the bathroom sink quickly before a problem occurs that could result in a water damage.

  • Look under the sink for the two turnoff valves — one each for the hot and cold water faucets.
  • Grasp the valves with your hands — no tools are needed - and turn them clockwise until they are tightly closed.
  • Twist the water faucets to the full on-position and run the water until it stops.

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Cleaning Gutters Is Essential To Property Maintenance

Water will flood, rot, mildew, and destroy your home if you allow it. Your home has defenses against water damage. Your roof is its first, but not only, line of defense. Your gutter system provides a vital secondary line of defense to warding off water damage. Gutters keep your home’s perimeter from becoming waterlogged and potentially leaking into the basement or causing other damage to the structure, as well as surrounding landscaping.

If your home has water damage from flooding or leaks caused by clogged or damaged gutters, call SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA at (610) 352-0700

A Leaking or Overflowing Toilet Can Cause Water Damage Throughout Your Home

When Water Ventures Out of the Lines

The ceiling in this finished basement collapsed and exposed a water leak from the bathroom above.

Call SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA at  (610) 352-0700 for all your cleaning, water damagefire damage and mold remediation needs! 



SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and in your home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

Please refer to our Water Damage Tips—Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.

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Buckled & Warped Hardwood Flooring

Plumbing Leak Causes Damage To Hardwood Floor In This Delaware County, PA Vacant Home

A Plumbing leak caused the hardwood flooring to buckle and warp in this vacant home. The water damaged boards were removed; the floor supports dried out and sprayed with an antifungal agent in preparation for reinstalling the planks. SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA’s technicians restore rather than replace whenever it is viable.

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