What Causes Leaking Pipes?
As the days grow shorter during the winter months, one thing is certain; colder temperatures. As temperatures drop below freezing, water turns from a useful liquid to frozen, solid ice. This is not a problem, unless that ice is in your pipes. Winter can also bring heavy rains, and a sump pump might be a necessity for houses in flood susceptible areas.
Detecting and sealing water leaks within your home means that your water system will be more efficient – therefore saving energy. It is recommended to check your home for water leaks every six months to save money on energy and also to avoid potential damage within your home.
A perimeter drain around a house prevents water from seeping into the basement of the home. PVC drain tiles are put in place to attract water from rains, melting snow, or rising groundwater and carry it away from the house to avoid water damage to the home’s structure.
Water damage in your home can be a frightening and costly ordeal. Aside from the obvious cost of repairs to any damages that are caused by the water damage, other concerns may arise from water damage in your home including a cost to your family’s health from respiratory infections and other concerns coming from mold.
What is in Vancouver’s Tap Water? In Canada, tap water is regulated by the Federal Agency who delegates the responsibility to each municipality. The municipalities are then required to publish their results. The city of Vancouver specifically targets over 40 contaminants for sampling – and these samples are run several times per day.
The building envelope of your home protects the inside from the elements, including thermal changes and water. When the envelope fails it allows moisture leaks and heating leaks to appear, causing increase of costs through reduced energy efficiency and potential for extensive repairs that may come with these issues.
While skylights are a commonly sought after and beautiful feature in a home, they are unfortunately prone to leaking. The most common repair request seen by residential roofers typically are in response to a skylight leak. If you notice a leak in your skylight, repairs should be done as quickly as possible to avoid further damage to your home and roof.
A sump pump is a small pump designed to remove water and moisture from within your home’s lower basement floor. The pump’s job is to draw in water through a filter trap, and direct it outside away from the foundation of the home. Hopefully, a homeowner may never need to use their sump pump – but it is a good idea to have one ready in the home, just in case of flooding or moisture.
One large decision that most homeowners will have to make at some point in their home ownership is whether or not to repair their plumbing or to replace it. In many homes, repairing the plumbing can be a viable option for many years – clogged drains or leaky pipes are to be expected, and are usually a fairly easy repair for a knowledgeable plumber. However, at some point pipe repairs can become more trouble than they are worth – when this happens, it may be more cost effective to replace to plum
Jetting a sewer line is a method of cleaning sewer and drain lines using high pressure water. An engine powers a water pump that produces high pressured water – all units for jetting are rated for pressure and water flow based on the engine’s horsepower.
For many homeowners, roof and chimney problems tend to pop up during the harsher weather of the winter months. The harsher weather tends to create issues such as ice dams, condensations, and damage to structures. Typically, homeowners should have prepared their roof and chimney for the winter weather during the fall, but if an issue does pop up during the winter, don’t despair – repairs can be done during the winter, and some issues should be dealt with right away to avoid further damage.
Residents of British Columbia have spent much of this winter preparing for unprecedented levels of flooding – and it’s far from the last time they’ll have to do so. As global temperatures continue to rise, studies are showing that an increase in extreme weather is to be expected to continue.
In Vancouver, water damage to your home must be addressed quickly and efficiently to minimize both damage to your home and to save you money. Whether water damage is due to flooding, burst water pipes, or water leaks fixing the problem quickly will help to ensure that it does not get worse. Further it is essential that you call a good water damage restoration company to address flood restoration. If properly trained professionals do not contain the damage the problem will get worse and the wors
Repiping services sound like a big hassle, because it’s just what it sounds like. Sometimes, you have to replace the pipes in your home. This can be a quick and easy job under the sink, fixing a section of pipe where a leak has developed. Or it can be an involved project that requires your walls to be dismantled so that a leaking pipe can be removed. These are the common reasons that people opt for (or are forced to conduct) a repiping of their home.
Autumn is upon us and the dryer weather is coming to an end. With this in mind, it is time to prepare your home for the fall rain. The rainy season is coming and it’s important to be prepared! It’s the best time to invest in hiring a water leak detector, to avoid having to hire for flood restoration for something as simple as a basement water leak.
604FixLeak, based in Burnaby, BC, provides leak detection in Vancouver. They know that it helps to spot a leak before it gets too bad. A bathtub leak can be particularly damaging if it is not identified early on.
When restoring a home after a flood, one of the most important things to keep in mind is ensuring good indoor air quality to protect the health of you an your family, and to make sure there is no further damage to the home. In an emergency situation, air quality may not be the first thing on your mind, but enlisting the help of a professional will make sure that air quality concerns can be dealt with right away to avoid serious long-term health risks.
When purchasing a home, one of the most important things to make sure you have done prior to closing the deal is to have a home inspection done. A thorough inspection should be able to detect any hidden problems with the home, such as hidden leaks or concerns where there may be caution for a future leak to happen. But, not every home inspection is the same – make sure you are getting the most out of your home inspection by following these tips.