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Damage to Outside Hose Bib Can Break Plumbing in Plantation Properties

4/21/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment in a condo. SERVPRO's advanced equipment dries out a Ft. Lauderdale condo.

SERVPRO Is Ready to Restore and Repair Your Water-Damaged Plantation Home

When something impacts the attached hose bib on the exterior of your Plantation home, it might not cause noticeable damage on the outside. The primary connection where this fixture attaches to an offshoot of your plumbing service in the house often gets buried in the wall system between the exterior siding, insulation, and interior wallboard. A jarring of this fixture can loosen or break where this fixture connects to the plumbing at the threading, causing substantial water damage.

Because you might not immediately consider the impact of damaging your exterior hose connection to a need for water removal in your Plantation home, the problem can initially go unnoticed. Within this wall system of insulation, wood framing, and drywall, water can begin to pool and collect. When you notice the damage forming, it is imperative to contact our SERVPRO professionals immediately and to sever the water supply to your home if it is possible for you to do so. Some outside fixtures have an accessible interior shutoff valve, which can isolate just the damaged area and not put the rest of the property out of water while repairs occur.

Addressing a need for water removal often includes several actions happening as soon as our SERVPRO professionals arrive at the residence, beginning with flood cuts of the damaged drywall. Saturation of this material makes it a challenge to recover, and this provides immediate access for our technicians to remove the water remaining in the structural cavities. We also then have access for our team of in-house residential contractors to repair the damaged plumbing fixture while the rest of the team sets up air movers and dehumidifiers to begin evaporative drying in this utility room of your home.

Without a fast response to emergencies like damaged plumbing fixtures in your home, the situation can get out of control quickly. From plumbing repairs to thorough drying of exposed materials and contents, our SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South team can help however you need. Contact us at (954) 776-2000.

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