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Water Damage New Jersey: When the Mephistophilis of Water Damage Teams up with Your Dr. Faucets

Published by 911 Restoration New Jersey on May 13, 2014 in category: Water Damage Restoration

 

You may recall the 1604 play by Christopher Marlowe titled ‘The Tragic History of the Life and Death of Dr. Faustus’ based on the German story ‘Faust’ in which a man sells his soul to the devil for knowledge and power. The play historically stands as the most controversial Elizabethan pay not written by Shakespeare, with very few past and present critics being able to form a general agreement on the nature of the text. But when it comes to plumbing complications, the best water damage New Jersey companies all agree on this: that which causes plumbing issues is evil, and your faucets should be rescued from forming a sinister annex with that which perpetuates water damage woes and despair.

Why is my Faucet Leaking?

There are a number of reasons for a leaking faucet that range from minor little acts of wickedness to fully fledged evil disasters brewing deep within your walls. The more common causes are quick fixes and include:

  • Corroded valve seat
  • Issue with the o ring
  • Warn out washer
  • Improper washer installation
  • Warn out seals

A quick trip to the local home improvement store can resolved these problems, but if your faucets are just hell-bent on selling out to the nefarious ways of odious plumbing turmoil, then more severe problems can take center stage like broken or partially-blocked pipes.

What Kind of Damage can a Dripping Faucet Cause?

A dripping faucet can cause a number of problems ranging from mold growth to structural damage. Like Dr. Faustus, your faucets are always susceptible to evil, and when broken or failing parts begin spinning a tubular path of destruction, your pipes may simply not have the inner strength to refrain from sharing a role in unleashing some damage. According to the USAA water damage from leaking faucets can cause damage to floors, ceilings, walls and personal possessions. They continue to say that pipes and hoses connecting to washing machines cause the most damage when it comes to leaks.

How Can I Prevent my Faucets and Pipes from Leaking?

Any water damage New Jersey company will say that the best thing you can do to prevent faucets and pipes from leaking is to perform routine maintenance. Check the pipes and hoses to all your appliances to ensure there are no cracks forming or slow leaks. You should also check your faucets and take an active role in correcting any drips or leaks; otherwise you may find yourself calling a water damage restoration specialist to remediate the damage to your floor and wall. Also be sure to investigate your water heater and make sure all toilets in the house are firmly secured to their bases. If upon inspecting your faucets and there is no visible cause for a drip yet the water mockingly continues to ping your sink, call a professional plumbing service to inspect your home’s pipes.

Don’t Let Your Faucets Turn Evil!

While many argued that Dr. Faustus needed more “diving intervention” from his guardian angel in order for him to have been saved, others argue the power and validity of free will. But when it comes to your faucets you can chuck free will out the door and intervene quickly, otherwise you may have a mold spore colony growing on the wall behind your sink requiring immediate remediation from a professional mold removal company. The last thing you want is to see your faucets being dragged off to hell due to their active role deep within the shadows of the corrupt plumbing world of the Mephistophilis of water damage!

 

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