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Frozen Pipe Water Damage Restoration in Atlanta, GA

While frozen pipes are not common in the south around Atlanta, GA, temperatures occasionally drop below freezing and that is all that is necessary to cause the disaster of frozen and burst pipes. While many property owners are focused on staying warm, preventing frozen pipes is easily forgotten. This is a mistake that can cost thousands of dollars.

As temperatures reach below freezing, especially at night, the water within the pipes and sprinkler heads freezes and expands, adding pressure to the inside of the appliances and causing them to burst.

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When pipes and sprinkler heads burst, water will quickly flood the surrounding areas, creating an emergency situation.  When this happens, quickly turn off the main water switch and call for help.

Duraclean Cleaning and Restoration is available in Atlanta, GA and the surrounding areas to provide water damage restoration services from burst pipes and sprinkler heads.

Our professionals are experienced in these disasters, which is why we arrive immediately to extract the water and restore the building structure. We will also replace any soiled building materials, as needed.

Finding Frozen Pipes and Sprinkler Heads

One of the main challenges with frozen pipes is that they are hidden behind walls and in the attic. During the colder winter months, like January and February, water within the pipes will freeze and expand, causing it to burst from the inside.

As soon as you have discovered the disaster, run to the main water shutoff switch and turn it off immediately (most are located in the basement). Then don’t hesitate to call the professionals at Duraclean Cleaning and Restoration to handle the disaster restoration process. The advanced equipment used by our professionals has been perfected to quickly and effectively extract all standing water while eliminating the moisture from the air and building structure.

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

To avoid the disaster of burst pipes during the winter, it’s always best to take steps to prevent your pipes and sprinkler heads from freezing. Be sure to follow the steps listed below:

  • Keep the water running low, using both the hot and cold-water valves from each faucet in the house, allowing it to barely drip. This will keep the flow running throughout the pipe, making it harder for it to freeze.
  • Insulate all water pipes in cold areas with insulation or electrical tape.
  • Set up a heater in the basement, attic, and crawlspace during freezing temperatures outside.
  • Open the kitchen cabinets to allow warm air to circulate around the pipes.
  • Shut off the main water exterior valve to prevent water flow to exterior pipes.

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If you turn on the water and don’t find any water coming out of the faucets, inspect the pipes carefully to see if they are frozen. If so, it’s critical to find and thaw them right away to prevent them from causing a huge flood. Follow these steps to thaw out your pipes.

  • Set up a space heater or infrared lamp next to the wall with the pipe behind it.
  • Take out the drywall completely and thaw out the pipe with a blow dryer or heat lamp. You can also turn on the water to increase the water pressure within the pipe and push out the ice.
  • Turn up the temperature in the home to thaw the pipe.

While temperatures don’t often hit below freezing in the southern states, they do drop below freezing on occasion. When they do, be sure to monitor the condition of your pipes and sprinkler heads to prevent any freezing. If at any time they burst, they can quickly spread water in all directions, causing significant damage.

Contact Us

Don’t hesitate to contact Duraclean Cleaning and Restoration in Atlanta, GA at (770) 525-1994 for professional water damage restoration services after a burst pipe.

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