After that spell of bitter cold we just survived, I think everyone in the Twin Cities will enjoy temps in the 30s! Almost 40 on Wednesday!!! We all know those kinds of temps can do terrible things to our homes and especially our pipes.
Be on the lookout as the temperatures rise, this is when a frozen pipe likes to make a big presence, to say the least.
So let’s review, what to do if a frozen pipe bursts in your home or business.
That’s it! Pretty easy to remember right?!
24Restore strives to be the only call you will have to make. If a plumber is needed to fix the pipe, we will call one. Our claims department will call and work with your insurance company so you don’t have to. We are committed to easing the stress from a stressful situation as much as possible.
DON’T: Use any open flame to attempt to thaw the pipe.
DON’T: Use any electric heater or hair dryer directly to the pipe as any leaking water can cause an electrocution hazard.
DO: Let the heat of the house get to the pipe by opening cabinets or crawl space doors.
DO: Have plenty of patience. Heat and patience are the best two ways to get the pipes to thaw.
To test whether the pipe has thawed, DO use two people. One person should turn on the water main valve slowly and the other should be walking around the house to see if all the faucets are running and to make sure no water is leaking from any cracked pipes.
If you do have a pipe that has burst, there’s some good news when it comes to insurance. You should be covered. Standard homeowners and renters policies do provide coverage for burst pipes. That means your policy should cover the repair of the pipe, the repair of any damaged walls, and also some coverage for damaged furniture and rugs.
24Restore is available to help with water damage from frozen pipes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. No job is too big or too small.
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