Whatever the reason for a broken water line, the effects on the rest of your property will be more severe. It is advisable to act quickly and improve the condition of your plumbing system to prevent flooding and structural damage. Here are some telling signs that you have a broken water line.
Flooding Throughout Your Home
When a water pipe bursts, the water won’t flow through the pipes as it should; instead, it will be released elsewhere. This could harm not just the structure of your property but also your possessions. In extreme instances, families may need to locate temporary housing in the worst-case scenarios while the flood damage is repaired.
Flooding causes wet areas to become ideal places for mold to thrive. This usually happens when water from leaks or floods is not adequately cleaned. Mold can unknowingly grow in difficult-to-reach areas, posing further problems for building occupants. Due to the dangerous airborne particles, mold and bacteria can result in health problems, such as breathing problems and respiratory discomfort.
Signs Of Water Damage
Your property’s walls, floors, and ceilings can sustain considerable damage from water leaking from pipes and into the rest of the areas. If a pipe inside the ceiling bursts, the water could pour through the material, damaging the floor and the feature. Wooden support systems may deteriorate as a result of wall damage and may need to be replaced. Large quantities of water exposure can make any metal fixture more prone to corrosion and rust. It would help if you did additional work to fix the nearby structures and pipes in any of these situations.
Electrical Systems Are Damaged
We all understand that water and electrical components don’t mix well. When this happens, you can experience blackouts, shocks, or even electrical fires. Electrical wiring may lose insulation if excessive water comes into touch with it. Never touch these components since doing so could shock you and spark a fire if the wires come in contact.
It can be expensive to improve the structure because of structural damage, flooding, mold growth, and broken water pipes. If you discover severe property damage, take immediate action to have it repaired before the harm gets worse. The pipe size, the extent of the damage, and the amount of money covered by your insurance are just a few of the variables that affect how much it will cost to repair a pipe. We advise you to get in touch with your insurance provider so that you can better understand the cost of structural repairs.
A RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL PLUMBING COMPANY YOU CAN TRUST
Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and own and operate our backhoes for excavating jobs.
For more information and to get a free no-obligation estimate, you can contact us on our website, send us an e-mail, or give us a call at (410) 255-5998.