When pipes are continuously exposed to below freezing temperatures, some homeowners may experience burst pipe. Oftentimes, this leaves property owners susceptible to no water, high plumbing costs and mold.
Burst pipes occur when water inside pipes begins to freeze and expand, exerting pressure on the inner wall of the pipe and, in some cases causing the pipe to break. When the ice in a burst pipe thaws, it can flood a home or business and cause large-scale damage.
Luckily, Morgantown, West Virginia based Crossroads Property Rescue is experienced in burst pipe remediation, and is fully prepared to correct any water damage caused by burst pipe. While some instances of burst pipe are minor, sometimes carpet, rugs, tile and drywall can become saturated – leaving you vulnerable to quickly growing mold spores.
If you have damage caused by burst pipe, here are the steps you should take:
Before Crossroads arrives, here are a few things you can do yourself in the case of a burst pipe:
If you are having issues with water damage as a result of burst pipe, contact Crossroads Property Rescue today. And remember, there’s never a bad time to call!