The winter months bring colder weather, and with them an increased chance of a common and costly problem—bursting water pipes. When temperatures plummet, water expands as it turns into ice and can exert enough pressure to rupture a pipe wall or break apart a pipe joint. Whether made of PVC, plastic, iron, lead or copper, pipes of any material can burst.
If a pipe bursts, it will spill several hundred gallons of water per hour and can cause the homeowner thousands of dollars in damages while dramatically increasing mold risk. As soon as you realize a pipe has burst, you need to take immediate action by calling ServiceMaster Restore.
In cold or warm climates, pipes can freeze due to quick drops in temperature, poor insulation or due to thermostats that are set too low. Prevent water pipe bursts by letting cold water drip from faucets served by exposed pipes during periods of extreme cold, opening cabinets to allow heat to warm pipes and using spigot covers to protect exterior faucets.
At ServiceMaster Restore, we know how devastating burst pipes and flooding can be, and we strive to clean up the mess and get your household back to normal in no time.
Don’t let a burst pipe burst your bubble. Call the experts at ServiceMaster Restore today.