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Three Common Causes Of Water Damage in Shelby

12/28/2015 (Permalink)

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Water Damage Prevention Tips for Shelby from SERVPRO

Water damage in Shelby can strike your residential property at any time. When you find yourself grappling with excessive water in your home, the impact can be costly, unhealthy, and destructive. However, learning more about what causes water damage and how to deal with the issue can help you lower your stress while also enabling you to reduce repair costs. Read the following outline provided by SERVPRO to get basic information regarding three common causes of water damage:

Leaks. One common cause of water damage is leaking. In many cases, water damage that results from leaks can lead to long-term, hidden damages by wicking through the drywall or timber beneath the plumbing. The faster you deal with leaks, the less water damage to your property will ensue. If you think there may be a large, hidden leak within your structure, be sure to check water usage by turning off the property's meter and reading it. Then wait a few hours. During the waiting period, suspend your use of water. Once several hours have passed, you should check the reading once more. A variation in readings will indicate water flowing from an unknown place in your home. Turn off your main water line and seek help from SERVPRO or a plumber.

Sewer Line Failure. These line failures are another common cause of water damage. If your residential property is connected to the Shelby sewer system, the main line can be damaged by deterioration and roots; water can start to back up onto your property. It has to go somewhere. Septic tanks should be serviced on a regular basis to allow for sewage flow. When draining water gurgles its way into an inappropriate drainage area (flushing the toilet and water rising from the tub drain), make the call and save yourself an unhealthy situation and cleanup expenses.

Burst Pipe. A third factor that can lead to water damage is rupturing pipes. Pipes can burst as a result of factors like freezing and deterioration of fittings. To prevent bursting, be sure that the pipes are regularly inspected. When your home in Shelby is vacant for any length of a time drain water from the interior plumbing lines. Also, be sure to check pipe joints that might corrode. Older pipes are subject to bursting as a result of fluctuating high pressure. To prevent this from happening, install a valve that will help reduce the level and maintain constant pressure.

Let SERVPRO's Water Damage Experts Assist You

When water damage surfaces on your property in Shelby, you should take action immediately. Failure to do so could result in substantive property damage and unwanted health hazards. To acquire water damage restoration services, call the professionals of SERVPRO. All of our technicians are IICRC-certified, utilizing cutting-edge equipment, and we also offer 24/7 services to ensure that your issues are addressed immediately and effectively.

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SERVPRO of Central Macomb County is locally owned and operated so we are part of Shelby too. When you have a flooding or water emergency, we’re already nearby and ready to help 24/7. We take pride in being a part of the Shelby community. Call us at (586) 315-6000

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