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:
- Contact your insurance agency.
- Call Crossroads Property Rescue.
- Take photos and videos of the damage before any repairs.
- Review your homeowner's policy to see what is and what isn't covered.
Before Crossroads arrives, here are a few things you can do yourself in the case of a burst pipe:
- Stop the flow of additional water from entering your home by turning off your water supply.
- As a safety precaution, turn off electrical power to the location of water damage.
- If you have a dehumidifier, now is the time to use it. Dehumidifiers can help reduce moisture in the air.
- Take photos and videos of the burst pipe and water damage before any repairs are done.
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!