Most Long Beach Plumbers will tell you that water pipes burst because the water in them expands as is it gets close to freezing and this causes an increase in pressure in the piping.

Too Much Pressure

A burst pipe can mean anything from a faucet valve blow out into a water main fracture and anything in between. The most critical aspect of dealing with a burst pipe is turning off the water supply and stopping the flow of water.

If a pipe burst in a household setting, drying outside the area can get a little more complicated. This will mainly be based on how much water has inundated the house.

Act Fast

A majority of Long Beach Plumbers say, as with any water damage, time is of the essence. Mold can start to develop in as little as 24 hours after an incident.

The more time that passes without treatment, the more likely those materials will continue to deteriorate and may not be salvageable, especially with carpet.

Water Travels

If a water leak has affected a few chambers, it can travel from an upper layer to a lower amount of the home. If it has been left unnoticed for greater than 8 hours, then professional water mitigation and specialized drying equipment is necessary.

If you see that water has seeped in to the sub flooring or the drywall, the safest measure is to contact a professional Long Beach Water Restoration Company. We can help restore or remove items that will otherwise develop mold.

Another thing to keep in mind is the amount of time by which porous materials on your home have already been exposed to water saturation.