How Water Damage Occurs From Damaged Pipes: What to do to Prevent Water Damage Caused by Broken Pipes

January 14, 2021

One of the most common causes of water damage arises from damaged pipes. Damaged pipes can leak due to changes in water pressure that occur over time. The damage may start out small and unnoticeable and then accumulate to be a major issue causing damage throughout your home or business. Another cause of damaged pipes is temperature changes. If pipes are uninsulated, in the winter time, they may freeze and burst. Older pipes may become damaged simply because of deterioration that has occurred over the years. Therefore, it is important to understand how to prevent water pipes from becoming damaged and broken to reduce the chance of water damage. If you noticed signs of a pipe bust, call the IICRC restoration technicians at Onsite Restoration!

Moisture Detecting Alarm System

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Pipes are most vulnerable to damage during storms and freezing temperatures. To be proactive in preventing water damage from damaged pipes, investing in an alarm system that detects moisture may prevent serious damage.If you have a flood sensor, when the sensor is covered in water, the alarm will go off and notify you that there is an issue. This is a good tool to have to catch possible pipe damage early on before it can accumulate.We care about your property just as much as you do! Schedule a consultation with Onsite Restoration, conveniently located in Tampa Bay!

Insulate Your Pipes

Having insulated pipes dramatically reduces the chances of a pipe burst during freezing temperatures. This is because the insulation prevents the water that is inside of the pipes from freezing and expanding. If the water inside the pipes freezes, this can result in the pipes bursting, so ensuring that your pipes are insulated can reduce that chance of this occurring substantially.Our professional restoration company serves all over Tampa, Saint Petersburg, Clearwater, Brandon, Wesley Chapel, Riverview, Gibsonton, Apollo Beach, and Palm Harbor for your custom kitchen remodel. Setting up an appointment to meet a contractor near you is easy. You can fill out our contact form, here, or call our office at 813-579-5789

Be Cautious of What You Flush and Let Down the Sink

Flushing thick items down your toilet can result in a blockage in your pipes, and the same goes for your sink. If items collect in your pipes that cannot easily pass through, then your system will become clogged resulting in a pipe burst.Make sure you’re only allowing appropriate items to go down the drains and toilet, and dispose of thick substances such as grease and paper towels in the garbage.Accidents happen. Let the IICRC restoration professionals at Onsite Restoration assist you with your water damage insurance claim.

Check Tree Roots

If you have trees on your property, ensure that the roots are not able to cause damage to your underground pipes. Check for the tree roots around your home and make sure that they aren’t causing damage to your pipes by possibly puncturing them.

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