Frozen pipes are a scary problem for home and business owners. Not just because frozen pipes cause a major inconvenience, but because they can also cause a lot of damage. Frozen water pipes can burst, causing a large amount of water damage to your home or business that requires the help of water damage restoration professionals. In Troy, On Site Specialty Services is available 24 hours a day for your water damage cleanup needs.
Frozen Pipes And Thawing
If frozen pipes aren’t allowed to thaw appropriately, they can easily crack or burst. Before you start pulling out heaters and whatever else you want to try – consult with a water damage restoration professional who has seen the damage that frozen pipes do OR contact a plumber who can help you thaw the pipes the right way.
Preventing Frozen Pipes
Preventing frozen pipes is much easier than trying to fix the damage that frozen pipes create. There are several things you can do to help reduce the chances of your pipes freezing. For example, if you leave your home for an extended period of time, don’t turn off your heating. The colder your home gets, the more likely you are to experience frozen pipes. Instead, you might consider turning the heating down, but opening doors to rooms and cabinets that contain pipes to help keep them warmer.
Insulate outdoor pipes. Even outdoor pipes can cause extensive water damage inside. Water damage restoration professional have seen it time and time again. Insulate the pipes outside. Empty hoses and drain the water system. Talk to professional plumbers who have the right tools and instructions to keep your pipes from freezing up on you.
When Frozen Pipes Burst
When frozen pipes do crack or burst, don’t hesitate to contact a water damage restoration professional. The longer water sits around, the more extensive the damage is going to be. Water that is left sitting will turn into a mold problem and will also spread further to different areas of your home or business. Mold will grow in the moisture causing a much larger and more complicated problem. With immediate assistance, you can avoid the hassle, remove the water, and dry the affected areas before mold has time to grow.
In Troy, you can always count on the pros at On-Site Cleaning to help you cleanup and restore your property from any amount of water damage. Don’t hesitate to contact us today!