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How To Recover From Water Damage Inside Your Home

8/21/2019 (Permalink)

Flooded home in Orlando,FL

Coming home to discover that bursting pipes have caused your home in Orlando, FL, to be flooded can be an unwelcome surprise for almost anyone. After all, removing excess water may require professional intervention. This is because oftentimes, water may have pooled in difficult to reach areas or deep within carpeting and walls which can result in irreversible water damage to your home and possessions. Luckily, by enlisting the help of experts you can be on your way to making your flooded house feel like a home again.

Why It Happens

When unexpected flooding occurs inside the home, the cause is not always so obvious to the untrained eye. Water is constantly flowing or held in pipes throughout the home and when one of those bursts, it can wreak havoc inside your home. Some of the most common reasons for bursting pipes include the following:

  • Corrosion due to regular wear and tear or expedited by an imbalance in water’s PH
  • Water pressure that exceeds the recommended psi
  • Pipes that are not installed or secured properly and damaged from excessive movement

The Recovery Process

While a skilled home handyman may be able to temporarily fix the issue, any extreme cases or long-term solutions may be better left to an experienced specialist who can correctly diagnose the issue, offer advice about how to prevent it from happening again and help with the recovery process. This can include adjusting your water pressure, checking your water’s composition, having to fix broken pipe equipment, system replacements not to mention recovery for any existing damage inside your home.

Being Prepared

It’s easy to think that large-scale water damage due to bursting pipes won’t happen in your home in Orlando, FL, until it does. By keeping the main causes of damage in mind, you can be proactive by properly caring for your pipes, checking your water pressure and ensuring your water is balanced. While it may take a bit of effort to do this, it can be worthwhile considering the inconvenience and costs of recovering from a flood.

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