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 […]
New homeowners may have heard that winterization is important, but in the hubbub of your first year living in a home you own (finally!), it can be easy to overlook the need to prepare for the cold weather ahead. After all, it’s just not something renters deal with; prepping pipes for winter is often the […]
The first two pictures below show wet and blackened wood. If you look closely towards the bottom of the shot, running parallel with the center piece of framing, is the cracked stack pipe. For this job, not only was the plaster removed, but as you can see in the last picture, the wood slats also […]
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.
When temperatures begin to rise after a long winter, it can certainly be reason to celebrate. But if you’ve got significant snow accumulation on, or around, your home it can also be cause for concern. Here are some tips to help prevent damage to your home as snow starts melting. Remove snow from around your […]
With the recent temperatures below the freezing mark, some home owners may experience frozen pipes. If your pipes are frozen, the next step is to thaw them out safely which can prevent cracking and then thousands of dollars in water damage and plumbing repairs. Here’s a few steps to thaw your frozen pipes: If you […]
Water backup occurs when the water around the foundation of your home exceeds the capacity of removal systems to drain it. It can occur from surface water seeping into foundation walls or sewer systems overflowing up through drains in the basement. Prevention Steps Maintain gutters and downspouts, keeping them free of debris and leaves and […]
After a pressure relieve valve gave out, the home owner had to deal with an exorbitant amount of water in his laundry and living rooms. We arrived on scene and worked through the night to structurally dry this home, and here’s some of the photos.
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.
A fire sprinkler system is an active fire protection measure, consisting of a water supply system, providing adequate pressure and flowrate to a water distribution piping system, onto which fire sprinklers are connected. By a wide margin, wet pipe sprinkler systems are installed more often than all other types of fire sprinkler systems. They also are […]