Frozen Pipes and Water Damage Restoration

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Winter and frozen pipes go hand in hand. It is important to have a plan in place if your pipes freeze this winter. Acting fast can save you thousands of dollars in the water damages. Below Disaster Cleanup Services will discuss a few things you can do to prevent frozen pipes and what to do if you do encounter them.

Frozen Pipe Prevention

Preventing frozen pipes should be at the top of your winter checklist. By taking simple steps, you can ensure you will have a water damage free season.
• Make Sure Pipes are Insulated
• Run Water When Temps are Colder
• Leave Your Heat Running When Not Home
• Open Cabinets If the Temps Will Be Colder Than Normal

If you do experience frozen pipes, you should call a professional immediately. The longer water sits, the more damage it can do to your home. As soon as you suspect a frozen pipe, call a professional. Most times they can thaw the pipe and ensure it does not burst. If the pipe does burst, it is crucial to call a disaster cleanup company. They will be able to repair the problem, remove water, and provide water damage restoration services to your property.

What is Water Damage Restoration?

Water damage restoration refers to the method of removing water, drying the area, and repairing any damages created by the water. Certified water damage restoration professionals have special equipment to ensure all water is removed and that your items are restored. Water can seep into walls, tiny crevices and under carpets. If left, this water can create structural damages mildew and mold. The best advice for a frozen or burst pipe is never to wait. Waiting can create more problems. Disaster Cleanup Services provides 24-hour emergency water damage services. Water damages can be stressful, but with the right water damage restoration professionals, your home should be restored to its original shape.