Water damage emergencies can be a hassle to deal with, and they often occur when we least expect it. We at White Knight hate to admit that there are many culprits of water damage in your Madison home. The list includes, but is not limited to:
Focusing on broken pipes, specifically, how can one take measures to prevent water damage?
There are four main reasons pipes break.
To prevent pipes from freezing, adopt these 6 techniques.
Note: Many of these tips are to be more reasonably applied during the night, or when the home is vacant for an extended period of time.
Moving pipes is a relatively straightforward problem to resolve. When pipes rattle and move a lot, they can become loose, resulting in a detached pipe and gallons of freely flowing water.
To reduce pipe movement:
Over time, high water pressure causes pipes to erode and sometimes burst, causing a huge, wet problem. Thankfully, there are ways to reduce water pressure, and consequently, reduce the risk of water damage from ruptured pipes.
How to prevent pipe breakage from high water pressure:
Corrosion is the final of the main ways pipes burst. Corrosion happens when, over time, the water flowing through it rubs off the protective coating on the pipe, which then allows the water and the newly revealed layer to chemically react. This weakens and destroys the metal, ultimately resulting in decay.
How to prevent corrosion:
When a water damage emergency strikes, always contact a professional first, like those at White Knight Carpet Rescue Inc. They will have the tools and equipment to help you get back on your feet. Never wait when noticing any sign of water damage to contact a specialist. Apply the advice given in this blog to aid in water damage prevention.