TAKING CARE OF BURST PIPES
When temperatures dip below freezing, the risk of a pipe bursting is higher than ever. If that happens in your home, the clean-up of the aftermath can be even more important than the pipe repair.
Depending on where the pipe has burst, there might be a number of different areas impacted by the water, including:
Electrical systems (contact a professional to help with water damaged electrical systems, there is a high risk of electric shock)
Walls, baseboard, or wallpaper
Floors or subfloor
Furniture, carpet, and other personal items
Tips for preventing pipe bursts:
Leave water dripping from at least one if not multiple faucets. This helps to relieve pressure as well as keep your water flowing to prevent freezing
Open cabinet doors to expose pipes to warm circulating air from your HVAC. Take special notice to cabinets with water lines on exterior walls
Place a small space heater inside cabinets or near open cabinets to increase warm air flow if necessary
Keep heat at minimum 65 degrees
Our team of restoration professionals can help take the stress and worry out of restoring your home after water damage occurs. Contact the team our team at SKY Restoration DKI today if you have experienced mild or severe water damage.