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Important Things To Know About Your Home's Supply Lines

11/19/2020 (Permalink)

Water piping tube installed externally along the bathroom wall to supply water for a heater. Supply line damage is just one source of unwanted water coming into a home

Important Things To Know About Your Home's Supply Lines

It is not uncommon for a homeowner in Las Vegas, NV, to face the problem of supply line damage. These workhorses of the home's plumbing system bring in the water supply from the outside, either by way of a municipal water line or a well system. The pipes are bigger than the other pipes in a home and can carry large volumes of water. A supply line can be made of different materials, with plastic and steel braided being the most likely. While plastic lines are often easier to work with and are less expensive, they generally do not last as long as steel pipes. They are also more vulnerable to breakage.

Dealing with a supply line leak
A leak in the plumbing system could be a one-time event or it could be sign that the plumbing system is in need of major work. A plumbing contractor should be brought in to investigate the situation and fix the supply line damage. A few other steps should be taken at this time, too:

  • Contact insurance agent
  • Call in a water cleanup crew
  • Document expenses
  • Move vulnerable items from the leak

A professional water remediation team will be able to dry out the affected area and look for signs of secondary damage. Technicians will look to make sure the leaking water has not resulted in a mold problem.

Handling other forms of water damage
Supply line damage is just one source of unwanted water coming into a home. Other common sources of problematic water include a leaking roof, a faulty appliance and a bathroom leak. Each situation is unique and the cleanup and restoration process must be versatile. For example, if the water comes from a contaminated source there is a danger to humans and pets. Professionals will wear personal protective equipment when cleaning the home. They will also engage in a vigorous sanitizing process that ensures the home is free of pathogens.

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