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For Your Twin Falls Home, Call SERVPRO Quick to Remove Water Damage from Frozen Plumbing

2/12/2020 (Permalink)

split copper pipe from a freeze A Split Frozen Pipe in a Twin Falls Home Can Lead to an Emergency Call to SERVPRO for Cleanup, Water Removal, and Repair.

How to Get Efficient Water Damage Restoration in Your Twin Falls Home After a Pipe Freezes

Frozen pipes are an issue during winter in Twin Falls. It is crucial to take certain precautions to prevent pipes from freezing, such as ensuring that the pipes under the sinks are well insulated or exposed to the warmth in your house by leaving the cabinet doors open. However, this does not eliminate the chances of pipes freezing.

When pipes freeze, they can break and cause water damage in your Twin Falls home. As the water seeps into your residence, it can ruin appliances, furniture, drywall, and other structures or contents. To deal with the water intrusion problem that frozen and burst pipe cause, you can call SERVPRO franchise professionals. Our team can perform quick water removal in your home to restore it to its preloss state. We provide thorough evaluations and repairs when dealing with frozen pipes.

The pipes that freeze are the ones exposed to extreme cold. They include the water pipes in unheated areas of a property such as attics, crawl spaces, garages, and even under the bathroom or kitchen sink. The pipes that run along the exterior walls of your house with insufficient or no insulation can also freeze during the cold season.

You need to start the Twin Falls water damage mitigation process immediately after water builds up. Letting water sit in your home can lead to secondary damage, which can increase repair expenses. Microbes can grow in materials soaked in water, and cause water-borne diseases.

Our team can work quickly to extract the water using appropriate techniques based on the affected materials. We can remove excess water through wet vacuuming. The amount of vacuum lift that portable extractors provide enables us to remove a high volume of water. Wet-vacuuming is suitable for removing water from all kinds of flooring. We can also use pumps, such as electric submersible pumps to remove the water. Our team can also remove some water from various contents, hard surface floors, and fixtures through absorption.

Once we extract the water, our technicians begin restorative drying. We can set up air movers in the affected areas to promote faster drying of surfaces such as wet walls and floors. Air movers increase the circulation of the air inside the affected areas. We also use dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the air. Our SERVPRO team also takes atmospheric and moisture content readings to determine if it is necessary to make adjustments to prevent excessive uncontrolled humidity levels or speed up the drying process.

Porous materials like wood, drywall, and unsealed cement can degrade when exposed to water. You may have to replace such materials completely. Our team can remove the affected materials and rebuild the affected areas, utilizing our Residential Contractor License #: RCE-43137.

If you are dealing with a water loss problem because of frozen pipes in your Jerome, Buhl, or Kimberly home, call SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties at (208) 735-1447 to restore your property. We have the expertise to make a water intrusion incident seem, “Like it never even happened.

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