A burst pipe
and the water damage
it causes is a disaster when it strikes your home. A broke pipe is not always obvious to the naked eye and can slowly sneak up on you or hit you suddenly. No matter how it strikes, it's critical to fix the
water damage fast.
When a pipe bursts
or just starts leaking, it could be located anywhere including in the walls, the foundation, in the attic, basement, or ceiling. It’s rare for a burst pipe not to cause a significant amount of water damage repairs. A broken pipe upstairs will damage the drywall and flooring in the room below and the areas adjacent to it.
Finding the water damage
to fix can be easy if a water heater appliance leaks, or a violent rain storm that damages roof tiles or shingles. But a burst pipe is usually subtle and slow to reveal itself. A possible cause of
water damage could be plumbing behind the walls of hot water pipe that expanded, causing a leak between joints. The leak typically disappears when the pipes cools, making detection nearly impossible until it is too late.
It's important to understand the extent to fix water damage so that clean up and repair can be thorough and effective. While some water damage is immediately apparent, hidden damage that causes mold
may take months or even years to develop. However, water damage mold
can develop in as little as 24 hours. Thorough drying of the damaged area, as well as replacing such porous materials as carpeting, drywall, and ceiling tiles, will minimize and possibly prevent a mold or mildew problem.
Cat 1 Restoration is based in Pompano Beach FL 33060 and owner J.W. Cooper has
more than 25 years’ experience in all areas of water, fire, and mold
restoration. The Cat 1 staff is also certified and experienced, which means
they are able to properly assess your specific problem, plan a course of action
and begin the restoration process. Prompt response and immediate service means
that your water, fire, or mold damage is taken care of, and all work is backed
by the industry’s most comprehensive guarantee.