Water main breaks may be the result of corrosion on piping as well as soil conditions and ground movement
Cleveland OH (PRWEB) August 22, 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 how to deal with water main breaks on their street or in their community. As summer transitions to fall, water main breaks will become more common as the ground expands and contracts as a result of changing temperatures.
Water main breaks may also be the result of corrosion on piping as well as soil conditions and ground movement. Water main breaks result in water outages that may be widespread, and motorists may find streets and driveways suddenly impassable. Most cities respond to water main breaks based on their severity and number of residents who may be affected.
Loss of water pressure or complete loss of water service may be a clear sign of a water main break, at which point property owners are advised to contact their local water company. Water main breaks may be more obvious since the ground above the break will rapidly become saturated, even becoming a minor flood condition.
Once a main has been reported broken, a team will be dispatched to determine the location of the break as well as the potential for large scale damage. There are a number of tools and procedures that can be brought to bear to make this determination. Some will require immediate repair, while others may be scheduled for service over the course of the next few days.
Once a main has been repaired, property owners are strongly encouraged to boil water for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and food preparation. Water used should be brought to a boil for one minute and then cooled down before using. Once the boiled water advisory has been lifted, the water system should be thoroughly flushed to remove any leftover bacteria.
Based in Cleveland, OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration in the country, with contractors in 30 states. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed.