Clicky

Frozen pipes can quickly create large scale water damage disasters

Frozen pipes are one of the largest problems homeowners face when facing sub zero temperatures.The past week in the Michigan and Midwest region has not been kind to homeowners or property managers as they face a number of new challenges in trying to maintain their properties and avoid water damage catastrophes. Freezing temperatures can quickly create challenges to properties that are left vacant or unattended and have not been properly winterized. Homeowners who may have left town to visit family for the holidays are often the scenarios where the worst damage arises. A small pipe leak that is left undetected can lead to hundreds of gallons of water being displaced in a property. Frozen pipes can quickly turn a small problem into a large scale disaster. Many properties have multi stories and this will only add to the potential for a large water damage problem.

winter weather
There are a number of preventative actions property owners can take to help reduce the potential for water damage from a broken pipe in their homes: Review and inspect all plumbing for signs of decay Keep your home temperatures above 50 degrees, even when the property remains vacant Winterize your home if left unattended for extended periods Turn off your homes water valve Have a buddy system where someone checks your home when you are out of town for extended periods Open a faucet to allow water to continually move if you lose your heating source Frozen pipes can be thawed with a blow dryer, never use an open flame source such as a lighter or blow torch Contact a restoration firm at the first signs of water damage to help minimize the damage and reduce the possibility of mold growth. Home flooding and water damage is very common from November through July for homes located in the Midwest. Severe weather changes can quickly break down your homes defenses and leave you scrambling to cleanup and repair. Proactively maintaining your property is a great way to help reduce this possibility. Consider having a professional home improvement contractor or inspector analyze your property if you are unsure of the potential problem areas that should be addressed.

How Should Fire Damage Cleanup Be Handled?

A fire is devastating and after the feeling of unbelief, people are wondering what they can do to start the cleanup process from the damage. In ideal situations, it would be best for a professional emergency cleaning service to come and take care...

What Do I Do If I Have Smoke Damage In My Home?

Anyone who has ever suffered from a fire will tell you, that the smoke damage left behind is more stressful than the fire itself. Smoke damage can be difficult to remove especially in severe cases. For severe cases, it is best to call in the...

What To Do If You Find Water In The Basement

Most of the time when you find water in the basement it is the result of inadequate drainage from the roof of the house after a severe storm. Other causes include excess humidity and the seepage of ground water. When your gutters are clogged with...

5 Tips for Post-Disaster Home Restoration

After the storm, fire or flood has passed, your home may need work to become habitable and safe to live in once again. The Department of Housing and Urban Development recommends you take these steps to restore your home after an emergency: Work...

What are the Types of Restoration Equipment?

When it comes to something like restoration there are dozens upon dozens of machines that are used to facilitate the process of restoration. That being said, there are some that are fairly common to all restoration processes and some that are far...

When to Hire a Personal Property Cleaner

Personal property cleaning is not quite the same thing as house cleaning. House cleaners clean surfaces and furniture. Personal property cleaners clean smaller items including books, jewelry, etc. Most people never need to hire a personal...

How to Recover from Flood Damage

Effects of flood damage can be devastating. The extent of injuries and destruction of property as a result of rising waters will depend on the magnitude of the flood. To ensure that you recover from the outcomes of a flood, you should employ some...

How Flooding Can Cause Foundation Damage

Water can cause structural damage to your property in several ways. In general, damage occurs when water pools in areas where it shouldn’t. Finding the cause of the problem can help prevent future leaks or floods, or serious...

Signs You Need a New Roof

Having a roof over your head is pretty important so don’t wait until water is leaking through the ceiling to call a contractor. It is important to regularly check your roof for signs that it may need to be replaced. Here are some...

Signs of a Pipe Burst

If there is a sudden lack of water pressure in your home, this could be a sign that an underground pipe bringing water to your home has burst. This is a problem that should be taken care of right away, as underground pipe bursts could lead not only...

5 Most Common Water Leak Causes

There are many factors that can cause pipes to leak and your plumbing to not be as efficient as it once was. Here are five of the most common causes of water damage and some helpful tips for preventing each one. 1. Rusty pipes Older homes are...

Health Issues Caused by Exposure to Sewage

Most people don't have to be told to avoid sewage. People are conditioned from an early age to understand that it both smells bad and is hazardous to people's health; however, for some people sewage exposure might be unavoidable. People...

What Is the Effect of House Mold in Infants?

Mold found inside the home often causes people to get sick, especially those with weaker immune systems. Because infants’ immune systems are still developing, they fall into this category and can be negatively impacted by household...
Page: 123 - All
RECOVER FROM DISASTER...FASTER
COMMERCIAL DRYING EXPERTS / STORM DAMAGE CLEANUP AND REPAIRS
24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE
Call 866-452-7847