With so many potential sources of water damage in your home, one that is often overlooked until it happens is burst pipes. Burst pipes can be caused by rusting, wear and tear, or damage to the pipes and fittings, but the most common cause is frozen pipes. When water within plumbing pipes freezes, the ice expands and creates pressure within the pipe that will eventually cause the pipe to burst. Burst pipes can cause significant water damage in your home by allowing hundreds of gallons of water to spill out.
RestorationMaster provides frozen pipe water damage restoration services in Orchard Homes, MT to restore the water damage caused by burst pipes. Our technicians will remove the water and dry the affected areas and materials using advanced equipment and restore the damage caused by the water.
What Causes Burst Pipes?
A burst pipe can be caused by several different issues including rusting and wear and tear of the pipe, physical damage to the pipe, and improper installation of the pipe and fittings. Most burst pipes occur after they become frozen in the winter.
During the winter, there is a risk of frozen pipes whenever the temperature drops below freezing. Any pipe within the home can freeze, but pipes are more likely to freeze in uninsulated areas like the attic, crawlspace, basement, and within outside walls. When the water within the pipes freezes, the ice continues to expand within the pipe and the pressure it creates is enough to eventually cause the pipe to burst. When the pipe bursts, water spills out of the pipe into the home. This can lead to serious water damage as hundreds of gallons of water can spill out in just a few hours.
Taking the following actions can help you prevent frozen and burst pipes in your home:
- Keep each faucet on to a light trickle to keep water moving within the pipes. The moving water, even at a trickle, is less likely to freeze.
- Use pipe insulation or heated tape to insulate pipes in uninsulated areas.
- Keep uninsulated and unheated areas warm by using a space heater. You should always follow the recommended safety precautions with space heaters.
- Let the heat of your home reach pipes under kitchen and bathroom sinks by keeping these cabinet doors open.
- Turn off the water supply to the outside of the home.
Burst Pipe Water Restoration
Pipe bursts require immediate action because they can spill hundreds of gallons of water into your home very quickly which can cause serious property damage. You need to shut off the water main as soon as a pipe bursts to stop the water from spilling into the home and call our professionals.
Our technicians are trained and equipped to provide complete water damage restoration services. Water from a burst pipe can cause significant damage as it will get absorbed into the surrounding building materials and furnishings which can lead to mold growth and structural damage. We use advanced water extraction equipment to remove excess water and we dry the affected areas and materials by setting up our drying and dehumidification equipment. We will then clean and restore the affected area back to its original state.
It is important to call our professionals after a burst pipe to help prevent the water from spreading and causing significant damage. Our technicians provide complete water damage restoration to reverse the damage caused by a burst pipe.
RestorationMaster is available 24 hours a day at (406) 780-3848 for emergency frozen pipe damage restoration in Orchard Homes, MT.