Indoor plumbing is possibly one of the
greatest innovations in history. Having instant access to clean, potable water
at any time of the day or night is an absolute marvel, even if it's something
that most of us take for granted. However, having that complex network of pipes
running through the walls of your home sets the stage for a potential disaster
if something goes wrong. A homeowner's worst nightmare is water damage and
Windsor homes are no exception. Aging structures and old pipes can burst when
subjected to the temperature extremes that come with living in Canada and when
that happens, extensive damage to home and property can result before you know
In cases of water damage, Windsor homes
stand the best chance of escaping without too much worry if the response to a
burst pipe is as fast as possible. Attacking the problem head-on is vital and
qualified experts like Canada's Restoration Services can be on-site within 45
minutes of an emergency call, greatly increasing the odds of salvaging your
Once on site, the first step is obviously
to stop the flow of water into the pipes and then into your home. After that's
taken care of, removing the water that's accumulated inside your home leaps to
the top of the priority list. Then it becomes important to dry out and
dehumidify the affected area of your house before mildew and odour become
chronic problems, bringing with them their own issues.
Each of these steps requires specialized
equipment and the know-how that comes with years of experience in order to be
completely effective. Even with the best equipment and the fastest response,
sometimes damage within walls or under floorboards is unavoidable, particularly
if the problem was undetected for a period of time. In these instances, it's
helpful to hire a restoration company that can not only clean up the mess, but can
also make the cosmetic and structural repairs that are necessary to bring your
home back to its old self.
One of the worst things about water damage
from burst pipes is the knowledge that it may not be a one-time occurrence.
Since most pipes in your home are hidden behind walls or under floors, should you
undertake costly projects to pull out drywall and move floorboards to inspect
other areas in case of leaks? Thankfully, modern technology has already
answered that question: of course not.
A well-equipped restoration service will
have access to thermal imaging equipment that allows them to detect leaky pipes
right through walls, giving you the peace of mind that either the rest of your
home's plumbing is intact and functional or that any problems will be detected
at a very early stage, leading to fewer
headaches and much lower repair bills.
When old pipes burst, it's almost
inevitable that the result will be water
. Windsor homeowners can greatly improve their chances of getting by
unscathed by acting fast and bringing in a qualified restoration expert.