Water Leak Damage: Prevention And Repair

Water leak damage is insidious in how it can occur without your knowledge. It can happen at any time, anywhere, and in any place where water is flowing. That’s the dangerous part of plumbing: the damage it can cause to your home. And repairing some of that damage isn’t cheap, especially if it’s been sitting rather than being cleaned up.

Do you know some of the dangers of water damage? If it infiltrates your walls or floors, you can suffer serious damage like rotting, mold, and even worse! This is why it’s important to ensure that any leaking fixtures that might cause a problem are fixed and that you find any leaky pipes in your home.

Common Leaks And The Problems They Cause

First and foremost, check all the fixtures and areas around the fixtures you use the most. For instance, your showerheads, the faucet for the tub, sinks, the refrigerator (if you have a water line running into it) and any other major appliance you use on a regular basis. These are places that leaks can develop easily (and because we use them so often and associate them with water, we forget that they can leak). See if anything is wet where it shouldn’t be: walls, floors, and so forth.

Check all of the connections that you have access to, as well. Valves can go bad or be loose, and this can happen when they’re not checked (which happens all the time). When one of those valves goes bad, your floor and walls will pay for it dearly. Same goes for any connectors that are screwed on or can come loose at all.

Next, check your major appliances (like the dishwasher and the washing machine. These two are used often but because we don’t see the water nearly as much as we do with other, more open appliances and fixtures, we also forget that they can leak (until it’s far too late, anyway). Again, check the fittings, the valves, and the drains as often as you can (in this case, a clogged drain can mean disaster)!

Water Damage That Can Occur

Water damage is a large problem that can ruin your home, and if these leaks do happen to occur on a large scale (if missed entirely) you run some major risks.

For instance, you might be aware of how mold forms: through water laying on the surfaces, infiltrating them, and providing an ideal growth medium. But were you aware of the dangers mold poses to you? Some species of mold can actually seriously hurt you (or even kill you)! Preventing your home from becoming a good medium for this growth is only one part of why you should prevent water damage.

If you have hardwood floors (or any kind of floor that can decompose, really), water damage can harm those floors structurally until you’re no longer able to walk on them. Most hardwood floors are treated to prevent this outcome, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. Be sure to get that water up if it spills or leaks out onto the floor!

There’s also another issue, even if the water damage doesn’t harm your home’s structure: it can lower your home’s value. If the water damage left visible marks, then you’ll need to fix the damage that it did to prevent any issues with your home.

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As always, if you need any help cleaning up your water damage from any kind of leak or catastrophe, be sure to give us a call and we’ll be there as soon as we can to fix the problems that you’re having. Thanks, and we hope to hear from you soon!

Water Leaks

Water Leaks! Drips, running water and dampness could be cause for an inspection to see if your in need of waterproofing repair. Foundation can easily start leaking, and cause more damage if not properly fixed at the right time. Good waterproofing is important to ensure dry and safe foundation, so your building lasts long.

Plumbing Is An Integral Part of Human History and Its Future

Plumbing is an integral part of human history and its future.

Plumbing has made an extraordinary but little recognised contribution to human health, the environment and prosperity since the beginning of civilization.

Plumbing is plugged into how life works in a way that few other industries are. If decision makers, politicians, and governments finally and fully understood the importance of plumbing, then real progress could be made by our industry and the communities we live in.

In recent years, we have seen a time of increasing awareness of water and energy issues and of a collective willingness to make changes to improve efficiencies and to adopt conservation measures. This is a time for the Plumbing Industry, a time to be bolder and go much further as a global industry than we have done so far. The benefits will be, in direct proportion to the degree of change we are willing to contemplate and embrace.

When we talk about a global water crisis, we are not speculating about a hypothetical future – it’s here and now.The United Nations says that more than a billion (that’s one in six) humans are already living with severe freshwater scarcity. As nations develop their demand for water rises rapidly. Availability of fresh water is acknowledged as one of the strongest determinants of economic prosperity and hence political stability. Lack of water is, quite simply, keeping billions of human beings poor, sick, uneducated and ill-governed.

 

Clean water is not a luxury, safe clear drinking water and sanitation is possible in any nation, big or small, when simple, sound plumbing practices are adopted.

Population growth and urbanisation, coupled with increasing globalisation, pose some real challenges to our growing global communities in ensuring the integrity of plumbing systems. Whatever the technology, locality or culture involved – quality water supply and sanitation are constant fundamentals of a healthy human society in both the built and natural environments. Technology may change, and cultures may evolve, but this fact of life will not.

Everyone needs and deserves fresh water!

Noisy Water Heater

Noisy Water Heater

 Noise coming from gas models can often be caused by the sediment build up in the bottom of the tank. The heating of water causes Calcium Carbonate to precipitate out and settle to the bottom of the tank. Steam bubbles form under the sediment when the burners come on causing popping and other noises as the bubbles escape from under the sediment. Sediment buildup depends upon what kind of water you have. In some areas there is virtually no sediment and in other areas sediment buildup can be significant. Regular flushing of your hot water heater helps prevent sediment build up.