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The plumbing system is a vital part of every home. It is responsible for delivering water into a home through PVC, copper, PEX, brass, ABS, and galvanized steel pipes. The system is comprised of pipes, elbows, tees, reducers, unions, valves, tees, and other fittings. Plumbing fittings are necessary to run water and sewage pipes from the municipal main and into and throughout the home.
Most people make it a habit to inspect their homes at least annually. One vital element often overlooked is the plumbing which sustains damage with continuous use like all residential systems. It does not help that some of the plumbing system is buried in the ground up to 100 inches in depth. Preventing above-ground plumbing leaks is possible with routine inspections. Underground plumbing leaks are impossible to prevent and more often than not, to detect.
A Break In Plumbing System
It cannot be stressed enough, a water break can occur inside the house, under the ground, and at the main connection. Homeowners are responsible for every inch of the system running along their property line. The municipal water authority is only responsible for broken sewage and water pipes, running from the meter.
The difficulty of repairing a broken water or sewage pipe varies by location, fitting type, and home design. Even a minor leak can go undetected for weeks, months, or sometimes a year. Underground water leaks are generally detected by a higher-than-normal water bill. At first, the water leak may only cause a slight increase in the monthly bill. As the leak worsens, the increase will grow more significant.
Water Break Mold
Every homeowner needs to be aware of the true dangers of a water break. Mold is a type of fungi that thrives in wet, damp, oxygen, warm, and dark areas. Mold is naturally found in soil and on organic decaying matter, and plants. Mold is comprised of tiny spores that can easily be dislodged and spread to other areas. If the environment is ideal, the spore will continue to grow.
Mold growth begins within 24 hours of a water or sewage leak. Since most water leaks go undetected for weeks, mold will always be a high probability. It is rare for a homeowner to find a water leak within a few hours of the break.
Once mold starts to grow, the area becomes contaminated and should be treated as such. Pristine Water Damage Restoration can help Florida homeowners stop mold before it has time to grow.
Stopping Mold Grow After Water Breaks
The key to preventing mold growth after a water leak is to eliminate water-logged materials and increase ventilation. On a good note, water leaks are not generally an ongoing problem. Once the leak is repaired and the damaged materials removed, there should be no further risk of mold growth.
Pristine Water Damage Restoration – Why Hire Us!
- We provide written quotes per request
- Our response time is 24 to 48 hours after we are notified
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- We offer scalable pricing
- Our water damage restoration team has combined several decades of experience and knowledge
- We work long hours to provide Floridians with premium restoration services
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- We work with all home insurance companies
There is no water damage project too little or too large for our team to handle. We utilize state-of-the-art equipment to remove and replace damaged materials.
Our water damage restoration targets homes, apartments, flats, cabins, rental properties, duplexes, and modular homes hit by floods, water breaks, roofing failures, and appliance malfunctions.
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