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Shower Overflow Causes Water Damage in Corona

7/13/2015 (Permalink)

Leaving your shower on and walking away to let it warm up isn’t uncommon, but with California’s serious drought, it should be frowned upon. It’s normal to wait until the water warms before entering, but staying in the bathroom and waiting for this is a much better solution. The amount of water you will save be significant, as you’ll notice the water get warmer faster and likely be impatient to get in as well. But not only that, turning the shower on and walking away can cause problems for anyone who might be forgetful.

One homeowner in Corona recently turned his shower on and walked away, forgetting about it completely. There was a small backup in the drain, so the water started piling up, and eventually spilled out of the shower and leaked through the house. It moved from the upstairs bathroom, through the floor, and down into the kitchen ceiling.

The homeowner immediately called a plumber, who came out and was able to fix the leak. From there, the plumber recommended he call SERVPRO of Yorba Linda/Brea. He gave us a call and we were able to send our Production Manager, Cesar Arcila to the scene immediately. When he saw all the staining and bubbles in the ceiling, he knew it would be a job for SERVPRO of Yorba Linda/Brea. He set up some initial drying equipment and called our team of experienced technicians.

We had to remove the ceiling, drywall, and laminate flooring in the kitchen, but thankfully everything in the upstairs bathroom could be dried in place without any demolition.

The homeowner was so pleased with the work that SERVPRO of Yorba Linda/Brea was able to do in his home. He knew he made a big mistake when he left the shower on, so he promised to keep a better eye on it next time! 

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