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Common Sources of Water Damage in Mantoloking, New Jersey

4/23/2022 (Permalink)

Pipe causes water damage in Mantoloking, NJ After any water damage, your primary focus should be safety first and secondly to stop the water.

A broken pipe can cause water damage to your home in Mantoloking, NJ. 

Here are the most common sources of water damage and how you can prevent them and tips to prevent them from happening at all:

  • Roofs-Standing water is a sign that your drainage system is not working properly. This is a problem because of the weight of the water. Eventually, this will strain your roof and cause leaks, which can do more damage than a broken pipe. Also, be sure you look for damaged flashing, felt, and shingles as these pieces can degrade over time and will need to be replaced to avoid leaks.
  • Pipes-Your plumbing is vulnerable to clogs and other damage. Regularly examine the outside of your pipes for stains, rust, cracks, and bulges. If you see any of these, have them repaired. You can also insulate your pipes to prevent freezing in the winter. Furthermore, a lot of commercial buildings can benefit from leak detectors as there are inexpensive and alert you to any leaks. 
  • Forces of Nature-Hurricanes, thunderstorms, and flooding do a lot of damage to buildings. While you can't avoid nasty weather, you can take steps to make sure you are ready to deal with disasters. 

Prevention is key, but sometimes water damage happens no matter how prepared we are and the quicker the water is cleaned up the batter it is for the structure. The speed with which drying occurs can determine how expensive your repair is, how much damage is done, and whether or not your home remains habitable. At SERVPRO of Point Pleasant, we have the expertise needed to repair your home after a water damage occurs. Call us at 732-202-3001.

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