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What Materials Are Impacted by Broken Pipes in Williamsburg Kitchens?

2/18/2022 (Permalink)

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Broken Sink Drains can Cause Substantial Water Damage to Williamsburg Kitchens Before the Problem is Discovered. 

Broken fixtures and damages to areas around the sink can prove harmful and costly when water damages result. Under the sink, between supply lines serving the main faucet to drains moving grey water out of the house, many possible destructive damages might not be easy to diagnose initially. 

The Damage of a Broken Drainpipe

While there are hundreds of pathways for water damage in Williamsburg homes, a broken or split drainage pipe can create a substantial water damage concern. The regulation for kitchen faucets is not to exceed a flow of 2.2 gallons per minute, but with a broken drainpipe you do not know about, you could be dealing with 22 gallons of water damage in the sink cabinet in as little as 10 minutes. 

What Materials Are Affected by this Damage? 

Because many do not leave their sink running continuously for long spans, drainage problems often happen over several days, as the short uses of drain pipe leak water onto the nearby structural elements. This cabinet is directly impacted, but water can also spread to threaten wall assemblies and flooring materials as moisture migration occurs.  

Water Cleanup Strategies

Clearing out water damage from under the sink often involves repairing the plumbing damage and extracting any surface water. Moisture meters can determine the salvageability of affected materials and decide if reconstruction is necessary. This process can include several tools and products from our industry-leading inventory for restoration, which can include:

  • Air movers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Portable heaters
  • Wet vacuums  

There are instances where controlled demolition of the cabinet or connected building material is inevitable. Still, often with a fast response from our SERVPRO of Northwest Brooklyn team, these more extreme measures can be avoided. We are ready to help however you need when you call (718) 522-4400.

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