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 […]
A constantly running toilet can waste thousands of gallons a water a year and drive up your utility bills. Check your toilets regularly, and replace any parts that are no longer functioning as they should. Most toilet repair jobs are fairly easy to do yourself. To Check & Repair a Toilet Adjust Water Level in […]
Here’s a set of photos from a high rise luxury condo in Philadelphia, where the unit above sustained a plumbing issue which cause water damage in the bedroom.
In our last part of our Plumbing Issues Series, we’ve included a photo showing water damage to a living room ceiling due to leaky pipes under a sink. The customer placed a bucket and a couple of rags to catch the slow drip from the water line under the bathroom sink. When he wasn’t home, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Pictured here is a basement where a water broke due to the extreme temperatures. Luckily, the leak was caught quickly, and thus the damage was limited. Be sure to insulate pipes and keep even rooms with minimum use warm.