Pipes under sink, demonstrating proper plumbing safety.

When’s the last time you’ve really looked in the cabinets under your kitchen or bathroom sink?  If you are like me, you often reach for something, grab it, and then return it to its place but rarely do you notice the pipes running from the sink or the supply line connected to it.  As in this State Farm video, by simply looking at the pipes under your sink a few times a year, you’ll be able to prevent water damage to your home by detecting leaks or cracks in the plumbing; which could save you thousands of dollars in insurance claims and weeks of inconvenience caused by the demolition and repairs.

Water damage accounts for approximately 1/4 of all insurance claims each year.  Each water loss is different but it only takes 1/2″ of water on the floor to wick the walls up to 2 inches causing not only damage to your floors but also to the sheet rock on your walls.  It is important to dry your flooring surface as quickly as possible.  This is why you need to contact a restoration company that specializes in water remediation so that all the water is removed and the area is dried completely.  It is possible to save hardwood flooring and carpet if affected areas are remediated quickly and correctly.

Give PHC Restoration a call at 919-834-6523 if you experience a water damage emergency.