If you open a tap and water doesn’t come out, or if you flush a toilet and it doesn’t refill, chances are you have a frozen pipe. Fortunately, you can still take measures to prevent or minimize damage. Turn off your water: If you suspect you have a frozen pipe, your very first course of action […]
If you think about water damaging your home, you might conjure up an image of a hurricane, torrential rain or other natural catastrophe. The unfortunate reality is that damage that is caused when ordinary household appliances fail can be just as destructive as an extreme weather event. According to the Insurance Industry Institute, water damage accounts […]
An attic can be a breeding ground for mold due to many reasons such as over insulating, poor ventilation, lack of circulation, exhausts from bathrooms being vented into the attic and roof leaks. Too often when a home owner gets a leak from their roof, they address the leak, but overlook the damage it causes. […]
One of the most disheartening experiences is to find flooding or extreme water damage to your treasured home. Just a little time and some effort can prevent a lot of heartache and hassle. Here’s a few tips that can help to avoid potential water damage in your home: Make sure your water pressure is not […]
Many homes use basements and some bedrooms for storing items. Two mistakes that often occur are homeowners storing too many items, with some boxes being empty or filled with trash and two, they store items so high and so tightly packed to the wall that they can never see if there is a problem lurking. […]
Christmas is almost here and before you know it, we all may be shoveling snow out of our walkways. In fact, this Saturday the Delaware Valley may get one to three inches of snow with temperatures dropping to twenty seven degrees on Friday. With that being said, prepping your home is vital to avoid potential […]
Not long ago, we discussed the potential damage a slow leak can cause when not repaired. Pictured below shows that exact case in point. A leak under the sink that went undetected for some time, and then when it was finally noticed wasn’t taken too seriously caused this finished kitchen to become unfinished. Mold and […]
Overlooking routine maintenance to heaters/air conditioning units can lead to several problems, including water backups and leaks. Condensate lines often leak from either being clogged or the pumps breaking. The pictures below show damage to a finished basement where the unit leaked for some time prior to being discovered.
Pictured here is a series of photos showing water and mold damage from a roof leak. The last photo shows the area after it has been removed, cleaned and structurally dried.
Running Toilet This is a very common and annoying plumbing problem that can quickly cost you money. Luckily a running toilet is also easy to fix on your own. Toilets typically run when the flapper valve that lets water pass from the tank to the bowl no longer fits properly, the float is imbalanced or the […]