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Common Causes Of Water Leaks in a Fort Mill Property

1/18/2016 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO's Water Damage Saving Tips from Leaks for Your Fort Mill Home

Fort Mill water damage is a serious matter that can result in substantive deterioration and destruction of your property. Flooding and storms can cause large volumes of unwanted water to cover your floors and basement. However, leaks and drips that lead to small pools of water can often be prevented by awareness and inspection of elements of your home. 

1. Corrosion. Corrosion can appear in several forms and from diverse causes. Some of these causes include a chemical reaction from household cleaning products, fertilizers, or poor well-water quality. Corrosion visible on any plumbing should be removed and inspected often. If it is persistent, then that material should be replaced before a structural failure leads to water damage. 

2. Rust. Rust is the most common form of corrosion.  Oxidation is a chemical reaction that will degrade cast iron, steel, and sometimes even copper pipes sufficiently to allow for a pinhole leak or total pipe failure.  Newer PVC or copper pipes with modern soldering methods are resistant to rusting and greatly improve the house's infrastructure. Water damage seldom will be the result of a ruptured pipe made from these products.

3. Cracks. While cracks are less common in the contemporary world of plumbing, they still surface every now and again. Cracks are an issue to take seriously because they can waste water and thereby cause a financial burden. Visible moisture or standing water indicates a problem that must be addressed.

4. Pressure. Elevated pressure can burst a pipe or a fitting. When your pipes are subjected to intense pressure, they can start to leak. Be advised, though not often cold enough, frozen pipes will lead to water damage. Water is a unique liquid that expands when frozen. Play it safe and drain your main water lines before leaving for an extended winter vacation.

5. Faucets and Fixtures. Faucets have several moving parts, and most still utilize washers that deteriorate with the passing of time. Don't ignore a drip until it becomes a larger problem.

6. Dishwasher, Ice-Maker, and Garbage Disposal can start to leak when deposits and chemicals cause the seals to deteriorate. Pay special attention to the ice maker feed line to your refrigerator.

7. Washing Machine, Air Handlers, and Water Heaters are the main culprits of water leaks in a house. Secure drain lines, replace water supply lines, keep your condenser coils clean and install a drip pan under your water heater.

Let The Professionals Of SERVPRO Assist You. Fort Mill water damage is no laughing matter. Water leakage that is not addressed immediately can weaken the structural integrity of your property and possibly allow for mold growth. The company to call for fast, friendly restoration services is SERVPRO. Our industry experts have extensive experience and will use cutting edge equipment to expedite and optimize the water damage restoration process.

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