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A Water Heater Casualty

Trish Kaplan
Publication date:
November 24, 2021
Article Summary: 

In this article, the author recounts their experience with a water heater casualty and the subsequent actions they took to mitigate the damage. They describe the moment they noticed water spewing from the bottom of the water heater and their immediate response to turn off the water, call for assistance, and guide the water towards the drain to limit further spread. The article emphasizes the importance of quick action to prevent mold growth and the need for professional restoration services. The restoration process involved water removal, the installation of dehumidifiers and fans, and the disposal of damaged items. The author also stresses the significance of properly labeling valves and sharing information with other residents in case of future incidents.


Water heater casualty, water damage, basement inspection, mitigation, insurance provider, restoration company, dehumidifier, mold growth, professional restoration services, valve labeling, sharing information.

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Trish Kaplan
A Water Heater Casualty
November 24, 2021
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