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When Broken Water Lines Cause Flood Damage in a Pensacola Home

7/2/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding from Storms or Burst Water Mains Damage Many Homes in Pensacola

SERVPRO Answers the Call to Restore Your Flood Damaged Residence

If you think that all flooding happens because of rising waters from nearby lakes or streams, you might be surprised to find out how fast a broken water line inside your home can cause similar problems. Water lines are located in areas of your home that might not seem likely because of the way the house was built, which is particularly the case in additions and remodeled areas.
In Pensacola, homes that have a water line break can suffer extreme flood damage in a very short amount of time. This is because homes often have water lines that are either one-half inch or three-quarters of an inch in diameter, and while these may seem small, they can release water at a very fast rate.
The smaller of the two can spew 50 gallons of water into your home every minute. The larger one, instead of only releasing 50% more than its smaller counterpart, can let in more than double the amount, at 110 gallons of water in a minute. A larger pipe can cause even greater damage. Water pressure plays a key role in the actual flow rate of the intruding liquid.
Sometimes, the pipe that comes loose isn't just to a sink or shower, but to the washing machine. Flood damage from an internal source does not always mean something is broken – hoses that should be tightly attached to your washer can cause the same type of catastrophe when they become too loose over time.
When a home has this type of flood damage, SERVPRO has the technicians with the skills and expertise required to get things back to normal throughout your home. Depending on where the water pipes have broken, your flood damage might cover both upstairs and downstairs. This amount and scope of flood damage can necessitate the drying out of ceilings, walls, stairways, floors, and everything in between, including your personal belongings. SERVPRO categorizes this type of water damage as 3, affecting many levels and building materials within the structure. Because we have experience in every size catastrophe, we are ready for anything that your particular situation might entail.
When your home has flood damage of any degree, call us. We are local and can arrive whenever you need us. Contact us, SERVPRO of West Pensacola, at (850) 469-1160, regardless of the hour or day. Accidents happen 'round the clock,' and because of this, we are always available to take your call.

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