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Noisy Pipes? What Do Those Noises Mean?

7/26/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Noisy Pipes? What Do Those Noises Mean? Broken pipe in your home? SERVPRO of Henderson County is here to help.

Do you ever hear whistling, clanging, rattling or banging noises coming from the pipes in your home? Yes, these noises can be quite startling, they can also be a sign that there may be a problem with your plumbing. 

Whistling noises can be caused by blocked pipes. Blockages that are more minor can occur at valves, faucets and shower heads. Pipe maintenance, tightening valves and cleaning shower heads can often fix these. Clogged pipes, however, can be more serious because the extra pressure is hard on plumbing and can lead to a pipe breaking. Professional plumbers are the best solution to fix the blockages in your pipes. 

The banging noises often comes from high water pressure. If the water is off and the banging persists, it's likely caused by high water pressure. Similar noises could also be a result of trapped air, which can be resolved by draining pipes to get rid of air pockets. On the other hand, water pressure can result in leaking due to loose pipe connections. If damage from high water pressure goes unaddressed, it can make a pipe burst. 

Water speed changes are likely the cause if there is a clanging noise whenever a faucet or shower is shut off. The clanging comes from the pipe vibrating at the change of the waters speed. The change in its momentum can be normal but on rare occasions it can cause pipe connections to loosen or leak. Anti-hammer devices can help with this problem. 

By paying attention to what your plumbing is telling you and by doing regular maintenance, you can help to reduce the chances of calling in the professionals to fix a broken pipe later down the line. 

Should you experience the inconvenience of a broken pipe in your home and need help with the cleanup and restoration, SERVPRO of Henderson County is one phone call away 828-692-3337 

Don't Wait To Call SERVPRO Of Henderson County After A Water Damage!

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Don't Wait To Call SERVPRO Of Henderson County After A Water Damage! Don't wait, call SERVPRO of Henderson County as soon as a water loss occurs!

Waiting even an hour after a water damage can cause considerable loss to your home... Call us right away to prevent any more damage from occurring!

We can start the drying process immediately and tear out the wet materials and get your home on the road to recovery fast! But don't delay in making that initial phone call!

Every second counts in a water loss, and this is way!  

~ Within Minutes, water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and your personal belongings.

~ After 1-2 hours, drywall swells, metal surfaces tarnish, furniture begins to warp.

~ 48 hours to a week later, mold grows, doors and furniture warp, metal begins to rust.

~ Over a week later, structural safety can be compromised, mold growth, and bio-hazard contaminants pose serious risks.  

We're here for you. 828-692-3337

Call SERVPRO of Henderson County today and we can help you through the process.

Do You Know Where Your Water Shutoff Valve Is Henderson County?

7/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Do You Know Where Your Water Shutoff Valve Is Henderson County? Do you know where your water shutoff valve is in case of an emergency?

When most people think of a home flooding, they imagine a terrible storm being the culprit of the massive amounts of water that spread through their house. While storms do cause flooding, there is often another culprit right there in your home and you use it everyday to cook, clean and shower... Yes you guessed it, your plumbing. Should your plumbing system ever spring a leak, it can very quickly fill your home with water and sometimes depending on where the leak sprung, it can effect multiple floors of your home. In this emergency situation it is essential that you know where your homes main water shutoff valve is and be prepared to use it. 

Every home has a main water shutoff valve that was put in place during construction, this valve cuts off the supply of water from running through your pipes. You’ll need it for situations where the plumbing system springs a leak that you can’t stop, or if there is a leaking pipe and you can't find its location. By using the shutoff valve, you can prevent:

  • Water Damage : The longer a water leak persists, the more damage it will cause to the structure of your home. By knowing where the shutoff valve is, you can stop the leak quickly and keep your house safe and sturdy.
  • Mold Growth : Plumbing leaks provide the amount of moisture necessary for mold to infest your house. Shutting off the water supply until you can fix the leak prevents you from having to clean that pesty mold and deal with the resulting structural damage.
  • High Utility Bills : Major water leaks waste an enormous amount of water, sending your utility bills sky rocketing through the roof. By using the shutoff valve as soon as a big leak strikes, you can help prevent an increase in cost. 

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