Believe it or not broken pipes don't take a vacation in the summer and neither does SERVPRO.
Many people think they don't have to worry about broken pipes in the summer but that really isn't the case. Before leaving for that vacation you might want to turn off you water and drain the pipes just like you would in the winter.
There are many reasons for a broken pipe in the summer. Here are a few:
Invasive tree roots.(check out the picture)
Extended wet/dry spells ( this can make the ground shift and the extra pressure of this movement can cause problems with buried pipes).
Rust in Metal Pipes.
Wear and old age.
When a pipe burst; if you can, turn off the water supply at the main cut off valve when a pipe breaks.
Drain the water by running cold water in the sink and flushing the toilets.
Of course call SERVPRO of Howard County 410-465-7333 to help get your property dried out.
SERVPRO of Howard County is there for you year round.