As many property owners are aware, excess water and moisture can quickly turn into a severely damaging scenario. That being said, not many Texans expect this to occur from frozen pipes. However, it does happen regularly during the winter months in Plano, TX. When a pipe freezes, the water within it expands, and the pipe itself can rupture.
The result can amount to hundreds of gallons of cold water flooding your home or office space. At ServiceMaster of North Texas, we provide frozen pipe water damage restoration services to limit the damage when this occurs, and restore your property back to its original condition.
Water Damage Repair from Burst Pipes
Even in Texas, cold spells during winter months can cause pipes and sprinklers to freeze. As stated above, this can result in an exorbitant amount of water flooding your property. The water damage itself will cause more headaches than a single pipe should ever be able to produce, as structural damage can occur, and personal belongings can be permanently damaged or lost.
If you suspect that any of your pipes are freezing, or if you experience a burst pipe, please contact our ServiceMaster of North Texas representatives as quickly as possible. We offer emergency response capabilities to ensure that we arrive on-site within hours to limit the damage. Our highly trained technicians will swiftly assess the situation upon arrival, stop the leak, and repair affected areas and belongings.
All of our technicians are highly trained and certified to handle any level of water damage. We also eliminate mold and other potential consequences. With the vast experience of our technicians, as well as professional-grade cleaning equipment, solutions, and methodologies, we will restore your home or office space back to its original condition.
Preventing and Addressing Frozen Pipes
The best ways to prevent frozen pipes are to make sure that water continually flows through them, and keep vulnerable areas warm. You can do this by letting your faucets drip during cold nights, and opening cabinets beneath sinks to let warm air near the pipes. Regarding pipes in poorly insulated areas (such as basements and attics), you can add electrical tape or pipe insulation to keep them warm. You can also put space heaters in these areas for extra warmth.
What to Do after Finding Frozen Pipes
While stopping pipes from freezing in the first place is ideal, there are several ways you can stay proactive if they do freeze. In emergencies, you should shut off your water and contact our representatives to address the problem.
However, there is some time in which you can stop pipes from bursting despite them beginning to freeze. Low water pressure is a major sign of a freezing pipe. Frost or ice on the exterior of a pipe is another obvious sign. When either of these occur, identify which pipe or pipes are affected, and do what you can to warm them (infrared lamps and hair dryers are ideal, never use an open flame).
Regardless of the severity of the problem, we are happy to assist you here at ServiceMaster of North Texas. Our representatives are available 24/7 at (972) 362-0999 to respond to frozen pipe water damage emergencies. We work with homeowners and business owners in the Plano, TX, area.