When The Unexpected Strikes
- Posted by Sonlight Cleaning
- On April 25, 2019
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I knew it was bad news when I could see the telltale signs on the cabinetry. The typically warm tone of the wooden toe-kick was turning noticeably darker. I reached for some paper towels, hoping beyond hope that the culprit was a stray ice cube that had fallen just out of reach and melted there, but when I swiped my hand across the spot and it came away dry, I instinctively knew what was wrong. Water. But coming from where exactly?
I stepped outside and looked at the building’s exterior. Sure enough, there it was. The brick was a slightly darker shade of red-orange about eighteen inches above the foundation. Cool to the touch, despite the rising warmth of the day. Had the bushes been any higher, I wouldn’t have also noticed the water seeping out of the place where the brick met the foundation.
I knew this could mean only one thing: a broken water pipe.
There’s nothing that will make your heart sink quite like a water leak. If you’ve been in my shoes, you’re all too familiar with that sinking feeling you get when you see water where it’s not supposed to be.
Water is sneaky. It moves all around you–either through pipes in the slab or ceiling. You don’t even notice it’s there until there’s a problem. And when there is a problem, it’s typically a very big problem. Despite the high-quality copper pipes in our facilities, water had worked its way through what the plumber called “pinhole leaks,” small holes that developed over time due to corrosion.
Unexpected water leaks are just a fact of life; they’re unavoidable. They can also be very costly. The same water that gives life can also spell the death of your building and belongings if you don’t act quickly. Drywall, wood, carpet, laminate, cabinetry, furniture… all of these things, if exposed to a water leak, can quickly become damaged beyond repair.
When the unexpected strikes, you need to know who to call. Sonlight Cleaning Services is a commercial cleaning company that offers services not only in regular janitorial care, but also in those more specialized areas like flood restoration. When you need to remove water from your floors in a hurry (either due to overflowing toilets or leaky pipes), we’re here to serve you.
And after the plumber has come and gone, leaving you with damp footprints and drywall dust everywhere, we’re here to help you get your building back in order again. Don’t be caught off-guard when the unexpected strikes. When you contract janitorial services through Sonlight Cleaning Services, your specialty cleanup team is just a phone call away!