Pipes in the Summer
CenLa’s humid heat is something else! Previously, we discussed how extreme temperatures can affect your property’s pipes, causing water damage to your property. It is not just winter storms either, but also high summer temperatures that can cause damage to your pipes. Now that we are in the middle of summer, let's talk about high temperatures and its effect on pipes.
Your entire house does expand in its entirety during the summer, and so do your pipes. It is one of those science lessons you never really forget: matter typically expands a little when it gets hot, and contracts a little when it gets cold. This natural reaction tends to affect metal more than most materials.
Now, like it was previously stated, this is a natural reaction which is not entirely an unsafe thing, however, there are a couple issues that deserve professional attention. These include incorrectly installed pipes without enough room, and rattling pipes that are damaging themselves. Some pipes can be inspected with obvious signs of damage. When in doubt, perhaps a professional plumber should take a look at it.
If you ever have to deal with the aftermath of a broken pipe, SERVPRO of Alexandria is here to help! With years of experience, our crew technicians and staff are always hero ready and here to help. Call us with any questions at (318) 427 7511 any time of day. We are a 24/7 emergency service.
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