Water Damage in Newtown Square

A burst pipe and a faulty window well flooded a finished basement in Newtown Square PA which required water extraction, removal, mold remediation and structural drying.  The owners had admitted to storing to many items up against the walls and not seeing what was going on behind them until the pipe burst. Biowashing.com

Plumbing Issues – Part 4

Low Water Pressure Usually, poor water pressure is caused by clogged pipes. But if you’ve already replaced them or have a newer house with new pipes, try the obvious first. Make sure the shutoff valves near the water meter are fully open. Sounds basic, but plumbers still have to charge for a service call to simply […]

Plumbing Issues – Part 2

Leaky Pipes Whether your regular inspection reveals a puddle under a pipe or you get an unpleasant surprise when you reach under your sink, leaks can be a costly nuisance. Leaks usually happen at joints, which is why commercial joint fillers and fitting compounds occupy plenty of shelf space in your local hardware store and […]

Why Do Pipes Burst?

When the temperature drops below the freezing point, pipes are susceptible to bursting.  Pressure inside the pipes is what causes it to burst.  When water freezes, its molecules crystalize into an open hexagonal form, which takes up more space than when the molecules are in their liquid form — that is, the water molecules expand […]

Frozen Pipe Precautions & Tips

Every winter season, the pipes in your home are at risk of damage from freezing conditions. Low temperatures can cause your water pipes to freeze, and in some cases burst. The following tips can help you safeguard your home before, during and after a pipe freezes. Preventing Pipes From Freezing Disconnect all gardening hoses and […]