Saturday, January 31, 2015

Time is a Great Enemy When it Comes to Water Damage in Malibu Homes

Malibu’s beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world, and locals are lucky to have unlimited access to them. Combined with Southern California’s generally arid weather, this means that water damage may the furthest thing from many people’s minds. Left unaddressed, however, water damage is an insidious rogue that can creep behind walls, in attics, and under floors wreaking havoc unknown to the owner until the damage has become a severe concern. Worse, time is not a friend when it comes to these situations. Water damage acts fast, and homeowners must respond faster if they want to salvage their valuable assets. An article from the San Antonio Express News emphasizes the urgency and what should be done during such emergencies.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Bursting Water Mains Can Cause Severe Water Damage to Pasadena Homes

A water main can burst due to a variety of factors, but one of the most common reasons for it is extreme temperatures. Very high temperatures cause the ground to expand, which adds a lot of unnecessary stress on the water main. Eventually, this causes cracks to develop along the pipe, leading to the pipe bursting later on. Water main breaks can occur anywhere, but when they occur in residential areas, the consequences are a bit more problematic. The flood that follows a water main break can easily fill the streets and cause extensive water damage to Pasadena homes in the vicinity. This risk of water damage substantially increases in homes with basements.