Water Damage - Causes and Prevention
Water damage is one of the most frequent causes of damage to residential and commercial buildings. In addition to plumbing failures caused by leaking pipes or appliances, drain back ups or outside water, we often experience winter temperatures that can freeze water lines. Frozen water lines expand and crack, leaking water until the source is discovered and turned off. Perhaps the most common frozen pipe issue comes from hose bibs and exterior faucets. Disconnecting hoses before cold weather hits is important, but even disconnected hose bibs can freeze. “Frost-free” faucets only work if installed properly, and maintaining adequate heat and insulation is key.
If you experience an unexpected water intrusion in your home or business, SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton, and Southern Lake Counties is the one call you need to make to ensure that skilled technicians, equipped with top of the line drying equipment and procedures respond to your loss immediately. At SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton, and Southern Lake Counties we are experienced with every type of water damage, from the smallest clean water drip in your home to the largest Category 3 commercial water damage.