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Pipe Breaks Water Damage

From Maine Emergency Management-

Preventing or Thawing Frozen Water Pipes

Frozen water pipes aren’t life threatening, however frozen or broken water pipes do cause damage to homes each winter. If pipes in the walls aren’t properly insulated, they can freeze and rupture. (An 1/8-inch crack in a pipe can release up to 250 gallons of water a day, soaking floors, rugs, and furniture.) To prevent the mess and aggravation frozen pipes cause, protect your home or apartment by following the simple steps below.

Before Cold Weather

When It’s Cold

If Pipes Freeze

Insurance Claims

Winter weather can cause a lot of property damage, especially from frozen pipes resulting in water damage with associated loss. Insurance policies can be very confusing to property owners in the midst of the chaos of property damage. Typically, insurance agents are very good at explaining policy coverage and initiating claims. Another informative resource for property owners is United Policyholders an organization dedicated to advocating for policyholders of all sizes, from individuals to corporations.

Water Damage Roof Ice Dams

Temperature is rising, snow is melting, and water damage may be occurring in attics as the result of roof ice dams. Melting roof snow and ice can infiltrate exterior siding, entering wall cavities. Melting snow can find its way from gutters into soffit boxes. The damage can be overwhelming but it doesn’t have to be. Water damage mitigation is a process that consists of a number of steps. The first step in snow melt water damage mitigation is removing the snow and ice from the roof and gutters.

Frozen Burst Pipes

There has been a lot of water damage resulting from broken pipes attributed to drastically cold temperatures. Pipe insulation is an effective measure against frozen pipes; it is an inexpensive, simple, alternative to  the discomfort and expense of repairing a water damaged building. Be certain to have heating systems serviced regularly. Make sure windows and doors are securely closed. Make a monitoring plan if the building will be vacant for an extended period.

Ice Storm Water Damage

As utility companies work to restore electricity from the ice storm, properties are suffering water damage from pipe breaks. We are geared up and ready to assist in disaster recovery from water damage. Our 300,000BTU indirect fired heater provides heat regardless of the availability of electricity, the results are consistently fast and efficient.

Pipe breaks big or small, we have a solution for them all. Water damage may be a crisis but it doesn’t have to be a disaster.