Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) August 08, 2013
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on water damage prevention through proper plumbing techniques. Many water damage cases reported every year are the result of inadequate or improper plumbing procedures.
Backflow problems occur when water pressure falls, allowing water to run in the opposite direction from that which was intended. Backflow valves should be installed to prevent this from occurring, and some communities and municipalities may actually require such units in their building codes for new homes.
It is also necessary to utilize the right connectors, since it is not uncommon to find copper and galvanized steel piping connected with nothing more than Teflon tape. What is required is a dielectric union as the connecting piece. With copper on one side and galvanized steel on the other, and isolation bushings in between, it is the ideal piece to keep everything separated.
Gas lines are also considered plumbing, and it is absolutely crucial to make sure that all connectors are correctly installed and properly tightened in order to prevent leaking. Gas leaks may result in physical problems as well as present a high fire risk.
All piping should be located and marked before driving any nails or screws into walls, since the pipes could be punctured, causing leaks. It is also important to know the codes for the community as they pertain to things like pipe size, fixture spacing, and other matters. There are copies of plumbing code manuals readily available, many of which are written with professionals in mind.
Based in Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration service in the country, with contractors in 30 states. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed.