Burst or Frozen Pipes When pipes in your home or business burst, the resulting mess can be overwhelming. And, if not fully and properly cleaned up, can lead to much more extensive issues. If you experience a burst pipe, call the professionals at GET RESTORATION EXPERTS immediately. We are available 24/7 to take your emergency call, and will send a technician to your location in 60 minutes or less. GET RESTORATION EXPERTS provides expert water damage and restoration services in your local areas, and has been serving residential and commercial customers since 2001. We’ll put our proven water damage remediation process to work for you. We know what it takes to locate the source of the burst pipe and take all necessary steps to remediate the water problem. If you are located in a cold climate, you may know someone who suffered water damage to their home due to a burst frozen pipe. The results can be devastating, especially because you may not notice right away. A pipe can burst in the ceiling, and the water builds up until it eventually comes down through an opening or breaks through the ceiling. Or, a pipe bursts in the basement, and until you experience low water pressure elsewhere, you probably won’t even know anything is wrong. That’s why you might need quality basement water removal. Causes of Burst Pipes The pipes in your plumbing and water system can burst for a variety of reasons. The age of the pipes, faulty installations, or damage to the pipes somewhere along the water line are some of the factors that can contribute to burst pipes. However, the main cause of burst pipes is when they freeze. Contrary to popular belief, it is not the buildup of ice inside the pipe that causes it to burst. Water pressure builds up farther down the system, as the running water has no place to go. This water pressure buildup is what then causes the pipe to burst. What Causes a Pipe to Freeze? Swimming pool and outside water sprinkler lines can freeze if not properly winterized and cared for before cold weather starts. The water in interior pipes that are located against an exterior wall or elsewhere that is either unheated or not adequately insulated can freeze. Cracks in foundations and openings in walls and roofs allow cold air to flow through and come into contact with pipes. In fact, prolonged exposure to an exterior temperature of just 20 degrees Fahrenheit means the water inside these pipes can freeze. Pipes inside closed cabinets, such as those under sinks, are also susceptible to freezing because the warmer ambient room temperature does not reach them behind closed cabinet doors. GET RESTORATION EXPERTS Handles Any Burst Pipe Problem When we receive your emergency call for a burst pipe and the resulting flooding and water damage, we will be at your location within an hour. Our qualified technicians will: First locate the source of water entry into your home or business, and take steps to stop further flooding or leaking if this has not already been done. This typically involves shutting off the main water valve. We assess the full extent of the damage and develop the best plan of action for water extraction and remediation. Using professional-grade water extraction equipment and submersible pumps, we remove the water directly to our state-of-the-art trucks. Once the water is out, we put heavy duty air movers and dehumidifiers to work to remove any remaining moisture and mildew infestation. We check every space, behind every wall, literally every nook and cranny to make sure no water or dampness remains. We take extra care to ensure any space where the potential for mold to grow is thoroughly and properly dried and cared for. Items that have sustained water damage may be removed to our off-side facility for proper drying and restoring. We will dispose of all items that cannot be salvaged. If your property has sustained structural damage, we arrange to have the area renovated—including roofs, ceilings, walls, floors, etc.—to get it back to its pre-flood condition. GET RESTORATION EXPERTS is licensed, bonded, and insured. Our technicians are highly trained and certified, having received certifications from the widely recognized and acknowledged IICRC— the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification—the organization that sets the standards for the cleaning, inspection, and restoration industries. With our credential, you can trust that we have the experience and the know-how to take care of any frozen or burst water pipe problem. Should the unexpected happen and you find yourself dealing with a burst frozen pipe, place your emergency call to GET RESTORATION EXPERTS any time day or night. You can also contact us for any plumbing services at (757) 434-6263. We’ll do whatever it takes to stem further water damage, and clean up and the mess to get your home or business back to its pre-water-damage condition as quickly as possible.