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Failure of Backflow Prevention Can Lead To Water Damage In Your Goulding Residence

7/10/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Failure of Backflow Prevention Can Lead To Water Damage In Your Goulding Residence Call SERVPRO for Water Extraction from Your Goulding Property

Goulding Homes Receive Water Damage and Restoration from SERVPRO

When a break happens on the main water line that services your home through the distribution system, it could mean a lot more for your Goulding home than a boil order and a loss in service for a short time. Depending on the appropriate backflow prevention system at the meter, you could allow an influx of pressure back through your service line which can cause many problems for your house.

While there are many ways that water damage can occur to your Goulding residence, few people think of the supply line in the distribution system as a contributor. When any break happens that requires repair on this primary water line, air gets trapped in the iron or PVC pipe used to channel water to various houses in your neighborhood. This incident most often occurs when the clamp gets placed over the rupture, and it re-seals. When the water line fills back up, air has to be bled to an outlet, or another break is likely to occur.

Our SERVPRO team has seen the failure of backflow prevention systems, which when not working properly, can allow this air into your service lines instead of bleeding out of a hydrant down the line. The result is overwhelming pressure on the lead, copper, or PVC service lines of your indoor plumbing and a subsequent break or rupture.

Reacting quickly can help you to prevent a significant water loss incident here. You should focus first on shutting off the main supply into your house and then contact our SERVPRO professionals to help you clean up the mess. With a fast reaction time, our team can respond quickly and help the recovery process from the unwanted water.

While you might not put much thought into what is keeping air from cycling back into your house and causing problems, it might benefit you to understand the process a little better. If you are dealing with a water emergency, trust our SERVPRO of West Pensacola restoration specialists to respond quickly and help you get things back to the way they should be, "Like it never even happened." We are available 24/7 at (850) 469-1160.

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