Water Heater Overflow Cleanup in South Florida

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All County DKI offers water heater overflow cleanup services in South Florida include: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boynton Beach, Weston, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Hollywood, Homestead, Aventura and surrounding areas.

  • 24/7 Emergency Service
  • Quick Response Time
  • IICRC Certified Technicians
  • Direct Insurance Billing
  • Demolition & Reconstruction Services
  • Contents Pack-out Services

We’ve got up-to-date knowledge, licensed technicians and field-proven equipment to deal with burst or leaking water heating units. Our methods are guided by over 75 years of combined experience in helping South Florida homeowners and businesses recover from water-related disasters. As a DKI affiliate, we guarantee that we maintain a high level of service standards to make sure we deliver satisfaction and peace of mind throughout the cleanup and restoration process.

If you’ve discovered a water heater overflow in your South Florida property, please call All County DKI immediately. We provide emergency assistance for cases like these, ensuring your safety and providing a fast solution to your predicament. Our service area includes Palm Beach County, Broward County and Miami-Dade County. Please contact us with the form on our Contact Us page or please call us now at 888-616-6811 and talk to our friendly and professional staff. You can trust the All County DKI property restoration specialists. You will be glad that you selected our team.

What Causes Water Heater Overflows?

Among the more common causes of water intrusion in homes and commercial spaces in South Florida are water heater overflows. These indoor mini-disasters happen when your building’s heating tank leaks or bursts, discharging scalding hot water onto its immediate surroundings and allowing more water from the line that feeds the tank to rush in uncontrollably.

There are two main reasons why a water heater might cause indoor flooding in your home or facility. The most common is a malfunction in the system’s thermostat. The thermostat gauges how hot the water in the tank is. As the water reaches the desired temperature, the thermostat tells the heating element to cool down. If the thermostat is not working properly, heating can continue indefinitely, making the water boil, evaporate and cause pressure build-up within the tank.

At some point, even the tank’s metal body will not be able to contain the internal pressure from steam and hot water. The next thing that happens is a burst, allowing hot water to escape and spill out. This causes another regulation issue: water heater tanks are designed to automatically shut off the water supply from the line that feeds them. When a burst happens, the tank never completely fills and water from the pipe just keeps on coming. This situation provides most of the water that eventually becomes a flood. Water heater overflows can also be caused by worn-out parts that hold the heater tank together. As these parts corrode or loosen, small leaks can develop and allow water to escape the tank. While not quite as violent as a pressure-related burst, small leaks are harder to spot immediately. In a lot of cases, leaks can be a few days to a few weeks old before homeowners or maintenance personnel detect them. By then, flooding may have already taken place and a full-blown indoor crisis is underway.

The Dangers of Water Heater Overflows

Like any other form of indoor flooding, liquid intrusion from water heater overflows threaten a structure’s wooden, metal and concrete components. It can also damage appliances, machinery and furnishings. Mold growth and other biological threats can also arise from the sudden presence of water in once-dry environments.

Water heater overflows carry additional hazards with them. For one, water heaters are usually located in basements where flooding isn’t immediately detectable. This gives the water a chance to come in contact with live electric sockets and power switches, creating fire and electrocution hazards. Bursts can also happen when people are in the vicinity of the tank, which means people can suffer burns if they come incontact with hot water that’s violently released.

Call All County DKI

All County DKI is your one-stop shop for all your water damage cleanup and restoration needs. If you have a water heater overflow, don’t wait around for the situation to escalate. Get in touch with our friendly and professional staff and we’ll be right in your South Florida doorstep in a hurry. Dial our hotline number today or drop us a note in our Contact Us page to send us your inquiries.