Nassau Frozen And Burst Pipes
Oftentimes when you think of water damage and flooding, you think of a natural disaster or storm, sewage backup, or a broken water heater. Rarely do frozen or burst water pipes come to mind when water damage is of concern, but in the winter months, frozen and burst pipes are quite common.
How Frozen Pipes Burst
Having frozen pipes is like Russian Roulette; not all the pipes will burst, but if one does it can cause unwanted and costly water damage. Pipes burst because as water freezes it expands and places a great amount of pressure on pipes. The pipe can have anywhere from a tiny leak that drips, to a crack that runs the length of your pipes rendering gushing water inside your home.
A common way to identify a frozen or freezing pipes — before they burst — is a low flow or output of water in your faucet or toilets.
In the end, it’s not the frozen pipe that results in water damage, it’s the frozen pipe when it begins to melt.
If A Water Pipe Bursts
If you’re an unfortunate homeowner who has a frozen pipe that bursts and then melts causing water damage, there are a couple things you can do before we get there!
- Locate and shut off the main water valve.
- Remove as much water as you can with a mop, towels, sponges, or a wet/dry shop vacuum. Taking this step can help reduce mold and mildew issues.
- Use a dehumidifier (if you have one available) and run it until a professional is able to assess the damage.
A quick note about your main water valve: As a homeowner, it is imperative that you know where your water valve is and how to shut it off. In flooding emergencies, this can help reduce or even mitigate the amount of water damage to your home.
Always remember: the quicker the cleanup, the less water damage may result!
If your home does incur water damage from a frozen and burst pipe, at 24/7 Property Cleaning And Restoration, it’s our mission to restore your home back to how it was pre-burst!
Time is of the essence when you’re dealing with a frozen or burst pipe. Let’s begin the water restoration process together and restore your home.
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