Burst pipes are quite common during cold weather months and can cause significant damage in a very short time.
Cleveland OH (PRWEB) December 13, 2013
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage restoration and repair in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on prevention and repair of water damage caused by burst pipes. This sort of problem is quite common during cold weather months and can cause significant damage in a very short time.
Burst pipes can occur slowly, with leaks forming over an extended period of time. The danger in this sort of break is that the damage occurs slowly, and may go unnoticed for weeks or months, by which time considerable problems will have been caused. Pipes may also burst quickly, sending large amounts of water into the basement and flooding it, or in the case of upstairs breaks, sending water down through the house and causing damage to floors, ceilings, drywall, and electrical or HVAC systems.
Pipes may also burst during cold weather, as water freezes in the pipes and then expands, allowing the pipe to rupture and spill.
Burst pipes can be prevented through regular inspection of the home’s piping structure, and repairing any problems that are evident. In colder temps, warm water should be allowed to trickle through the pipes to keep them warm and avoid freezing.
Water damage from burst pipes follows a fairly standard restoration procedure, with the water being shut off at the source to prevent further damage, excess water being removed, and all residual moisture being dried out. The actual pipe can then be repaired with a section of new piping and the appropriate fittings and seals. The water should not be turned back on until the setup has been inspected by a certified restoration professional. A professional restoration company will have the equipment and techniques at their disposal to allow them to properly repair the problem quickly and efficiently.
Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of water damage restoration and mold remediation services in the US, with providers in 30 states, 24/7 availability, and same day emergency service. They are certified by the Clean Trust (IICRC) and Restoration Industry Association (RIA) and a member in good standing with the Better Business Bureau.