Dangers of Emergency Water Leaks

Busted pipes, slow leaks and freezing weather are just a few of the leading causes of emergency water damage in homes.

When emergency water damage is not properly handled, it will create damage to the home and furniture, toxic fumes and rotten smells throughout the home.

With the assistance of a licensed and experienced plumber, most of these emergencies can be prevented, saving homeowners time and money.

Causes of Water Leaks

There are many things that will cause emergency water leaks. Most of these causes can be prevented although things like flooding due to weather typically cannot be foreseen.

When pipes become weak, they have a tendency to swell and often times; leak slowly until they burst creating a gushing of water throughout the lowest level of the home. This causes damage to furniture and flooring and results in that level becoming unlivable until the damage is repaired.

Repairing Water Damage

The only way to repair water damage due to emergency water leaks is to have a professional restoration team come in after the plumber fixes the damaged pipes. This restoration team must be present within 24 hours of the damage to ensure maximum restoration.

They will put in multiple high-powered dryers to get the area dried right away, reducing the risk of mold and mildew damage. After the damaged area is dry, contractors will come in to repair the rest of the damage.

This damage includes flooring and the walls, depending on how high the water became during the leak. Sometimes, the restoration team can complete the project from start to finish.

Preventing Emergency Water Leaks

It is simple and affordable to prevent most emergency water leaks. All you need to do is have your licensed and experienced plumber come and do periodic checks of your plumbing to ensure that it is not only strong, but also not at risk for freezing.

The plumber will check for slow leaks, loose connections and durability on top of the insulation of the pipes to prevent freezing in the winter
months. This method is much more cost effective than fixing an entire level that has been damaged due to emergency water leaks in the plumbing.

Plumbers are experts in their field. They know what causes emergency water leaks as well as how to prevent them and fix them should they happen.

When you have an experienced plumber check your plumbing, you are giving yourself peace of mind that the unexpected will be unlikely to happen to your home.

Are you having water leak dangers with your Vernon home? Call Water Heater Medic at (860) 896-3342, to get the right answers about your water leaks