Prepping For Frozen Pipe Water Damage

frozen pipe water damage minneapolis, frozen pipe repair minneapolisA weekend warm up is happening, Minneapolis!

As I have been repeating in my last few blogs, we all know these bitter temps can do terrible things to our homes and especially our pipes.

Be on the look out as the temperatures rise, this is when a frozen pipe likes to make a big presence to say the least.

So lets review, what to do if a frozen pipe bursts in your home or business.

  1. Turn off the MAIN water valve.
  2. Call 24Restore.

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.

Important Do’s And Don’t’s

Don’t

  • Use any open flame to attempt to thaw the pipe.
  • Use any electric heater or hair dryer directly to the pipe as any leaking water can cause an electrocution hazard.

Do

  • Use any open flame to attempt to thaw the pipe.
  • Use any electric heater or hair dryer directly to the pipe as any leaking water can cause an electrocution hazard.

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 to any damaged walls and also some coverage for damaged furniture and rugs.

Professional Water Damage Cleanup And Frozen Pipe Repair In Minneapolis

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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