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 […]

Plumbing Issues – Part 1

Why would a restoration company write blogs on plumbing issues?  Because 30% of our work comes from faulty plumbing or poor maintenance.  Here’s a few tips in the next blogs to help you possibly avoid major damage caused by plumbing issues. Slow Or Clogged Drains When water in your sink, tub or toilet does not […]

Poor Plumbing

Pictured here is a photo of a bathroom where the floor, toilet and portion of the wall was removed due to water damage.  The plumber didn’t properly secure the toilet which leaked each time it was flushed.  The leak caused damage to the bathroom as well as the basement ceiling and two walls.  Be sure […]

Ways To Prevent A Sewer Back Up

While floods are probably best known for causing extensive water damage to homes and businesses, they can also cause sewage from sanitary sewer lines to back up into houses through drain pipes. These backups not only cause damage that is difficult and expensive to repair, but also create health hazards.  Avoiding such losses can be […]