Water Damage: What Do I Do When My Pipes Freeze and Burst?
Old man winter is around the corner and he’s breathing frost into the fields already. But what do you do when he gives the pipes in your home the kiss of death? Bottom line: prevent further damage.
Stop the Flow of Water
You can dry a towel. You can’t dry a towel in a bucket of water. You need to stop the water flowing into your burst pipe as quickly and as safely as you can. Turn off the water to your home at the main water supply line to your home. Also ensure that you keep a faucet or two open until the pipes are repaired – preferably the ones farthest from the main supply line when possible.
Contact a Professional Water-Damage Repair Company Immediately
First, you want to get your house dry as soon as possible. The quicker your home is dried, the faster we can reduce further damage. Reduction in damage saves your personal property and increases our ability to repair your home. Our quick dry times also save you time out of your house and money on your repairs. We have a 24-Hour Emergency Crews standing by to answer your call and restore your home. Call ServiceMaster Recovery Specialists to send IICRC-Certified Water Damage Recovery Technicians to dry your home quickly. In the meantime, there are some things you can do to minimize the damage to your home.
Remember to Be Safe
If your frozen pipe is pumping water into your home, especially if it’s standing water or pooling, you’re possibly introducing slip fall and electrocution hazards into your house. Be aware of the hazards, and “if in doubt, wait it out.” You can always call a professional plumber or electrician to help you out. Don’t wait to mitigate. Call the Central Oregon water-damage recovery professionals today.