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When a pipe breaks...

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

When a pipe breaks, it may not be easily detectable, especially if its in a rarely accessed part of the building.

In an office building, with staff coming and going, it can be difficult to detect a problem with the facilities. Usually a sign that a water main has broken is a loss in pressure. If you are experiencing a loss in water pressure, start by shutting off your water and then have SERVPRO of Benton County out to address the extent of the damage. 

Many things can cause a pipe to break. Overly dry or wet weather causes the ground to shift, typically resulting in round breaks wrapping around the diameter of the pipe. Sudden pressure fluctuations and the normal aging process of the mains also cause breaks, typically resulting in lateral breaks running along the pipe.

If the problem is simply a pipe blockage, you are likely to notice reduced pressure and/or volume when you turn on the shower or faucet in your home. A water main break will result in water leakage, which can turn your front yard into a swamp. You might also detect an unpleasant odor. A good clue that you could possibly have a leak somewhere in the system, is an unusual increase in your water bill.

After you get your pipe fixed give SERVPRO of Benton County a call. We will come out and fix the damage that this major break has done to your home. We can repair mold and water damage. We will get your home smelling and looking like new again!

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