In Frisco, TX, frozen pipes can lead to tremendous levels of water damage if you do not know how to address the situation. Being adequately prepared will help you save not only money, but potentially invaluable personal items, electronics, business equipment, documents, and more. While preventing frozen and burst pipes is ideal, these scenarios can still occur even with proper preparation.
If this happens to you, we encourage you to contact us here at ServiceMaster of North Texas. We provide complete frozen pipe water damage cleanup services to restore your property and belongings to their original condition.
Preventing Your Pipes from Freezing
Even Texans must worry about their pipes freezing during the winter months. This is because many pipes run through poorly insulated areas of homes and buildings, such as basements and attics. To prevent them from getting too cold, there are several actions you can take:
- Open up cabinet doors beneath sinks
- Allow your faucets to drip when temperatures drop, as a continual flow of water makes it more difficult for the water to freeze
- Utilize pipe insulation and electrical tape on pipes in areas with poor insulation
- Make use of space heaters in areas that remain cooler than usual, or that have poorly insulated pipes
- Turn off your outdoor water supply, and bring in your hose, in order to prevent outdoor pipes and tubing from freezing
How to Find a Frozen Pipe
Even when you follow our tips, certain conditions can still cause your pipes to freeze. Common indicators of a freezing pipe include:
- Decreased water pressure
- The development of frost or ice on your pipes
- Bulges or fissures in your piping
If any of this occurs, you should immediately seek to remedy the situation by warming affected areas, and contacting our ServiceMaster of North Texas representatives. When heating your pipes, it is safe to use space heaters in the general vicinity, infrared lamps, and hairdryers (you should never use an open flame). When you contact us, we can send a team of technicians to assess the situation.
We are available 24/7 just in case your pipes ever freeze and/or burst. We do this because waiting longer than necessary can result in preventable damage. For example, burst pipes can release hundreds of gallons of water into your property. While this is a worst-case scenario, it goes to show what can happen if you do not act quickly.
When we arrive, we will swiftly assess the damage, stop your water supply (if you have not already done so), and begin our water removal work. By utilizing advanced water extraction and moisture removal equipment, we will dry affected areas. We will then work to sanitize and restore any affected furnishings, structural elements, personal belongings, and more. Our ultimate goal is to return your property to its original condition.
If you are a homeowner or business owner that experiences a frozen or burst pipe, we highly encourage you to contact us right away. We can be reached at (972) 362-0999 and we are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your pipes.
At ServiceMaster of North Texas, we proudly service property owners in the Frisco, TX, community.