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Inadequate Backflow Prevention Measures Could Cause Water Damage In Your Farmington Residence

9/28/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Can Extract Water and Usually Restore Your Home to Its Pre-loss Condition "Like it never even happened."

While you might be aware that you appliances could create damaging disasters in your Farmington residence, you might not be aware that some of these occurrences do not get attributed to age or general malfunction. Sometimes there are circumstances which cause unforeseen pressure to the appliances themselves, forcing them to rupture or break at their weakest components along the water supply line.

Backflow preventers might be commonplace in the construction of homes, but this does not guarantee that your home has one or that it functions as it should. These devices keep pressure from outside sources from finding their way into the service line supplying your house and rupturing your plumbing. Without warning, an influx of pressure (often attributed to events like main line breaks and the demand from a fire hydrant elsewhere on the line) causes a sharp difference between supply and demand, forcing highly pressurized backflow into your Farmington home and causing water damage.

Our SERVPRO professionals can quickly determine the full extent of this damage, and shut off the supply of water coming into your home that has ruptured weak points in water-fed appliances like your water heater or washing machine. The next step is to address the best methods of cleaning up the mess and restoring the damage. This process begins with extraction if the water damage is severe enough to warrant the use of pumps and wet-vacs.

Drying is the next step to follow the extraction, and this process typically utilizes both industrial strength air movers and dehumidification equipment. These tools pull moisture from the environment and affected surfaces, ideally to restore the damage that exists and to prevent worse conditions like mold growth. Structural damage can get assessed at this point by our SERVPRO technicians to determine if portions of these materials require replacement.

Water damage does not have to be a dramatic event for your house, but it can leave you wondering how to fix the damage and get things back to the way they used to be. When situations are out of your control, like a backflow incident on your waterline, damage can mount up in a hurry.

Trust SERVPRO of Burnsville / Lakeville to help you clean up the mess and restore your home. Give us a call anytime you need us at (952) 846-4400.

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