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Cleaning Up After Water Damage Due To A Broken Pipe

water damage cleanup white plains ny, water damage white plains ny, water damage cleanup white plains nyIn White Plains, traditionally, our last freeze is about April first. Although you may have weathered the winter storms without a frozen pipe, you aren’t out of the woods yet. Burst pipes are often caused by more mundane causes. Ignoring the indicators can lead to a lot of repairs and water damage cleanup in the future. Here are some potential trouble spots:

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Blocked Pipes

Your home’s drains and toilets may become blocked, and then back up into your house. Clogged drains and sewer lines can cause water pressure to accumulate in your pipes, which can result in ruptures or leaks. Not only is this situation untidy, but it can also be a serious health risk as this dirty water seeps into your home. Never attempt to clean up “black water”; call in for professional help

City Sewer Backup or Surge

During severe rainstorms, water in the street may exceed the capacity of the system under the street. A backup in the city sewer could cause wastewater to overflow into the lowest opening of the line, causing damage. 

If construction is being done near your house, your pipes may fail as a result of environmental circumstances. Activities near your home may block your toilet by bringing sand into your pipes. When the pressure is intense, and your pipes cannot handle it anymore, they are going to rupture. (Again, this is more likely to happen if you are not doing constant maintenance on your plumbing system.)

Old Pipes

A major factor in the stability of your plumbing system is the materials used for your pipes. Lead pipes, used in the early 1900s, have a life expectancy of 100 years. The downside is that decay plus lead can leach lead into your drinking water, a serious health hazard. Worn-out pipes such as steel are very susceptible to corrosion and alkaline water which can rapidly decrease the integrity of the pipe.

Copper is unquestionably the premium choice, simply because it has such a long and proven history. Copper piping has been used for 80 years and many of those original lines are still going strong. It is not without problems; if your home runs on well water, copper pipes could have problems if the water is acidic.

Tree Roots

Another common cause of broken pipes or sewer back up is when tree roots penetrate the plumbing system. They enter into sewer lines at joint points and continue to grow and spread throughout the sewer line. Sewer pipes can also be cracked and broken by growing tree roots which can lead to even more problems. Regardless of how strong your pipes are, if the root grows around the water system, it can wrap the pipeline until it bursts.

Finding these situations BEFORE damage is difficult. If you have reason to suspect that your exterior landscape is leading to indoor problems, call the water damage cleanup experts at Maxons to come investigate. 

Streamline the Cleanup Process with An Experienced Team

Choosing the right partner after water damage will save time, more and aggravation. With extensive training and experience with water damage disasters of all sizes, you can count on Maxons to get you back to normal quickly:

Contact The Experts In White Plains

Maxons has been restoring White Plains’ homes and cleaning up water damage for decades. As a single source provider, our water damage cleanup experts will help you avoid the hassle of coordinating with multiple contractors. Utilizing an online project management system keeps you in the loop from start to finish and will make communications efficient.

“It’s always great meeting someone with the experience, passion, and wisdom that we strive for. Excited to have Maxons as a resource to our clients.” —Co-Founder & Managing Partner, WizdomOne Group, Inc.
“I always admire your work ethic and follow up. I know I’m not your only customer, but you’ve done a great job making me feel like I am.” —NE Regional Director, Newmark Group
“Extremely pleased with the professionalism of Maxons.” —Claims Representative, J.W. Hirschfeld Agency
“Thank you for the professional efficiency of your organization in regard to the emergency clean up necessary following the fire on the 51st floor. Once again, you have not let us down.” —VP/Director of Operations Empire State Building
“Your men were great! They were here right after the fire setting up to clean our whole building. Very professional and through. I would recommend your service without hesitation.” —Building Manager, 19 East 72nd Street
“Maxons is a phenomenal company! Whether it’s a small leak or major fire they always respond immediately to get us back in business.” —Operations Director, Macy's
“Thank you for the fast and efficient response to our sewer back-up problem. Your crew worked diligently to make sure we had almost no disruption of service. Our patients thank you too!” —Operations Director, St. Vincent’s
“The emergency property damage restorers to the rich and famous.” —Claims Magazine
“It's always a pleasure working with you and Maxons Restoration. Truly a professional company with professional staff. I know I can depend on you and your team. ” —Sr. Building Manager, Marcus Partners CT Management, LLC
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