When pipes burst or break in your home, you are going to have a major water disaster on your hands. After you have called a plumber and are able to stop the water flow, you need to contact a professional water remediation company that can completely extract the water and dry any area affected. If a water damage cleanup crew is not called in immediately, the water damage will quickly turn into a water AND mold problem. Mold can start growing in as little as 24 hours given the right environment, and water inside the home is the easiest place for it to grow.
Where Pipes Break
Pipes can break anywhere inside your home. Common places for pipes to break are underneath sinks, near appliances like washing machines, hot water heaters, and refrigerators. They can also break in the bathroom walls and around the toilet. It is also common to see water pipes break or leak in the ceiling and basement area.
How To Avoid Pipe Breaks
Pipes can malfunction at any time. It isn’t common for new pipes to break, but any man-made device can falter from time to time. The best way to keep your pipes from breaking and causing major water damage is to have them checked regularly. Routine maintenance is the best way to make sure all pipes and hoses are hooked and connected properly, that there are no loose pipes or connections, and that no part of the pipes or connections is rusted or rotting. Pipes in old homes are more likely to burst than in newer ones because of the age of the pipe material. Be sure to schedule routine maintenance so that your pipes stay in good condition.
It is also wise to have a water remediation company inspect your home for moisture. Water remediation specialists have advanced equipment that can detect moisture in the walls, ceilings, and floors. This can catch a minor pipe leak before it turns into a major pipe burst and flooding in your home.
Swift Restoration In Layton
In Layton Utah, Swift Restoration has been handling water damage disasters and pipe leaks and bursts for many years. Our team is highly experienced, trained, and efficient in water remediation and works hard to make sure that the damage does not spread. Minimizing the damage and cost of repairs is our main focus and our primary goal is always your safety and 100% satisfaction. If a pipe breaks in your home, make sure you can call the team you can rely on 24 hours a day!