When not stopped immediately, burst water pipes can become a major problem in both homes and commercial properties. Broken pipes can cause indoor flooding, ruining your property’s structural elements as well as its contents. Furthermore, the resulting moisture infiltration can also cause secondary problems like mold growth. Mold, as many of us already know, are dangerous species of fungi that can cause respiratory disorders, toxicity, infections, and allergic reactions.
In many cases, burst water pipes are not immediately noticeable. If not discovered early, hundreds of liters of water could be wasted, further adding to the costs of your trouble.
Understanding what makes water pipes break is essential to finding solutions that can prevent the accident from happening in the first place. Basically, burst pipes are caused by tremendous pressure within the pipes. Pressure can build up primarily because of two reasons:
Make sure that your pipes are properly insulated and receive regular maintenance to prevent this problem from ever happening. But when it does, you should know that you can count on Chenal Restoration to lend you a hand. Please call us at 866-971-5098 or send us a message to learn more.