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Minimize The Damage From A Frozen Pipe

12/14/2017 (Permalink)

Freezing temperatures are upon us here in the Florence/Muscle Shoals area. It is the season where we start to see a lot of water damages due to pipes that burst. 

When you realize that a pipe has burst in your home, follow these steps to minimize the damage and save money.

1. Stop the Water Flow

Turn off the water main as soon as you notice something is wrong. The potential water loss from burst pipes in your house can be as much as 106 gallons; that’s two full baths an hour. Once water is off, make sure you drain the lines throughout the home.  

2. Locate, Inspect, and Repair the Damage

Once the damage is inspected, you will determine if this is something that you can handle on your own or if you need to bring in a plumber.

3. Call the Professional Drying Company

Once the repair is made and there will be no further water damage, call SERVPRO for professional water restoration. Areas that have been soaked in water are susceptible to mold and mildew and that can cause your family unwanted illness.

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