Frozen Pipe Water Damage Restoration Services
During the winter if you turn on your faucet and water doesn't come out, you probably have a frozen pipe. It's the thawing pipes that leak and spew water after a hard freeze. Act quickly to minimize the damage!
First, turn off the main water supply. This will prevent additional water damage while you repair the frozen pipe.
If the pipe has burst and water is already flowing, consider turning off power to the area. Water and electricity are a dangerous combination when repairing frozen pipes damage. Turning off power will prevent electrical shock while you repair the flood from burst pipes.
- If the pipe has not yet burst, use a space heater, heat lamp, or hair dryer to thaw the frozen length of pipe. Wrapping freezing pipes with thermostatically controlled heat tape (from $50 to $200, depending on length) is also an effective way to quickly thaw a trouble spot, and can save you on frozen pipe repair costs later.
Standing water from burst pipes needs to be removed immediately. You can use towels or a mop to soak up standing water. Water extraction equipment and air movers (like fans) may be necessary to ensure all the moisture from the burst pipe is removed. Act quickly! Time is of the essence to prevent additional water damage or mold damage.
Water from frozen pipes can destroy your property very quickly. The sooner the frozen pipe is dried, cleaned and restored, the lower your risk for hazardous mold growth. Depending on the amount of water from your burst pipes, you may need professional equipment. Abbotts can be on-site within 60 minutes.
Selecting a Denver Water Damage Restoration Company
Burst pipes can spew hundreds of gallons of water in a short time causing a lot of damage to floors, subfloors, walls and ceilings. The moisture and humidity levels creates the perfect environment for mold growth in less than 24 hours. A professional water damage restoration company will offer immediate response 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Find a Professional Water Damage Restoration Company
A dependable damage restoration company will do the best work cleaning up your burst pipe water damage, saving you from having to spend money on equipment and supplies. They will also save you additional money on expensive repairs that occur down the road if water is not thoroughly dried. Seek out a water damage restoration company that offers free inspections and free estimates using industry-specific estimating software, too.
Two things to look for in a Denver water damage cleanup services company are certifications and a solid reputation. Start with online reviews to help you locate professional cleanup & restoration companies. A quick check with the Better Business Bureau is always a good idea, too.
The water damage restoration process can be complicated. Standing water, humidity, contaminants, and mold growth are all considerations when developing a response plan. How does the frozen pipe flood damage restoration process work? First, a detailed inspection of the area impacted by the leaking washing machine. This includes the use of infrared cameras and moisture meters to determine the extent of the damage from the washing machine leak. Then water extraction, drying systems and dehumidification units are put into place. Additional cleanup may be required including decontamination and the application of anti-microbials and sanitizers. After the water damage mitigation is complete, detailed estimates are then prepared for the reconstruction and restoration.
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