One of the most common causes of water damage is broken pipes. As pipes age, they begin to break down because of regular wear and tear. Even the strongest materials will degrade over time. When this happens, a pipe can break, causing a leak. This is especially common in older homes that have not been updated for a long time.
BROKEN PIPESEven newer pipes can break and leak. During the winter, it’s also not uncommon for pipes to burst. When the temperatures drop, water inside of pipes can turn to ice. When water freezes it expands, which puts more pressure on the pipe and can cause it to break. Then, when the ice melts and turns back into the water, it can leak out. This can cause flooding and other water damage.
Broken pipes in your home can cause serious water damage that can cost upwards of hundreds of dollars in repairs. Even after hiring a plumber to repair the pipes, you will still need to deal with the damage caused by the broken pipe. We at KHR restorations will work with you and your budget to help repair your home following any water damage. Before you know it, your pipes and your home will be in better condition than ever before.
When it comes to water damage you need to act fast otherwise you can find yourself drowning in more problems that can be caused by leaving it unfixed. Standing water can destroy the structure of your home and also lead to bacteria and mold buildup which can cause negatively affect your health.
KHR is professionally licensed and insured as well as possessing preferred contracting certifications by Owens Corning as well as restoration certifications like the IICRC Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT) and IICRC Applied Structural Drying Technician (ASD).