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How to Be Proactive About Plumbing Issues

7/18/2023 (Permalink)

Plumbing issues can quickly escalate into costly disasters, causing extensive damage to your home and disrupting your daily life. However, by taking a proactive approach and implementing preventative measures, you can significantly reduce the risk of plumbing emergencies and ensure the smooth functioning of your plumbing system. In this blog post, we will explore several proactive steps you can take to safeguard your home from plumbing issues and save yourself from unnecessary stress and expenses.

Regularly Inspect Your Plumbing System

Performing routine inspections of your plumbing system is crucial for the early detection of potential issues. Check for leaks, corrosion, or any signs of water damage in exposed pipes, faucets, and fixtures. Addressing these minor problems promptly can prevent them from evolving into major issues.

Maintain Proper Drainage

Clogged drains are a common plumbing problem that can lead to backups and overflowing water. Avoid pouring grease, food scraps, or other debris down the drains, and use drain guards or strainers to catch hair and other particles. Regularly clean your drains using natural remedies or eco-friendly drain cleaners to prevent buildup.

Monitor Water Pressure

Excessive water pressure can strain your pipes and cause leaks or bursts. Install a pressure regulator to maintain the water pressure within the recommended range (typically between 40-80 psi). Regularly check the pressure and adjust it if necessary to protect your plumbing system.

Insulate Exposed Pipes

In colder climates, exposed pipes are vulnerable to freezing and bursting. Insulate these pipes with foam sleeves or heating tape to prevent them from freezing during winter. This simple step can save you from the hassle and expense of dealing with burst pipes and subsequent water damage.

Prevent Water Heater Issues

Regularly inspect and flush your water heater to remove sediment buildup, which can affect its efficiency and lifespan. Set the temperature to the manufacturer's recommended setting to prevent scalding and minimize the risk of overheating or tank failure.

Educate Household Members

Educate everyone in your household about water-saving practices and responsible plumbing habits. Encourage them to report any plumbing issues immediately to prevent them from worsening. Teach them how to shut off the main water valve in case of emergencies.

By implementing these proactive measures, you can minimize the chances of plumbing disasters and protect your home from water damage. However, if you do encounter a plumbing issue despite your best efforts, don't hesitate to contact a professional plumber or a reputable disaster restoration company like SERVPRO of Williamsport/Montoursville. Our experienced team is available to provide timely assistance and expert solutions to mitigate the damage and restore your home to its preloss condition.

Remember, being proactive about plumbing issues is not only cost-effective but also brings peace of mind, knowing that you have taken the necessary steps to safeguard your home and prevent potential disasters.

Did You Know There's a Science To Your Dry-Out?

1/12/2022 (Permalink)

Most people have never heard of Psychrometry. Psychrometry is the science behind the determination of physical and thermodynamic properties of gas-vapor mixtures- in this case, air and water. While your initial reaction may be to grab a few towels to mop up the mess and place a fan or two around the damaged area, the technicians at SERVPRO of Williamsport/Montoursville are trained in the science of drying and are required to follow strict industry approved standards to help lower the chances of any secondary damages. Our technicians will:

~Use moisture meters to inspect all areas of the structure to detect all moisture to ensure all affected areas are remediated.

~Measure how much moisture is in any wet areas and monitor those areas throughout the process to ensure everything is drying properly.

~Use professional grade equipment to ensure proper drying in the quickest possible time. 

SERVPRO of Williamsport/Montoursville has the knowledge, experience and equipment to ensure your structure dries properly which includes hardwood floor drying mats, equipment for tough-to-reach spaces inside walls, and much more.  Our technicians also use state-of-the-art monitoring equipment and a proven scientific process to help speed the drying of your home or business.

Along with highly trained technicians and professional grade equipment, SERVPRO® has developed DryBook™: a proprietary tool that provides real-time documentation and updates on the drying process and helps ensure industry drying requirements are met. With DryBook™ Mobile, you know exactly where your property is in the drying process.

Make SERVPRO of Williamsport/Montoursville your preferred remediation company- we'll handle your loss with professional, our highly trained technicians and advanced equipment to take the worry off your shoulders!

SERVPRO of Williamsport/Montoursville Wishes You a Happy New Year!

1/3/2022 (Permalink)


SERVPRO of Williamsport/Montoursville would like to wish everyone a safe and healthy new year. We're thankful for our customers and the opportunities we've been given to grow with our community!

SERVPRO of Williamsport/Montoursville has been serving our local community for many years as the preferred remediation company in the area. On top of helping homeowners and businesses with their water/sewer, fire and mold damages, we provided many other services. Our range is from, but not limited to, carpet and area rug cleaning, whole house cleaning, COVID-19 disinfecting, removing graffiti and debris, biohazard remediation, odor and smoke removal and duct cleaning, just to name a few.

Give us a call today at 570-546-3500 for your cleaning and remediation needs. We service from Muncy Valley to Lock Haven to Trout Run and all surrounding areas. Our sister franchise (run out of the same office in Muncy) covers from  Mount Carmel to Middleburg, back to Muncy- and anything in between!