What to do if you have frozen, burst, and broken pipes?
Frozen water pipes and frozen water lines are a common cause of water damage during the winter. Homes left unoccupied without regulated heating can cause pipes to freeze and expand until the pipe bursts. Pipe burst in the attic can cause gallons of water to come rushing into rooms of your home. Pipe burst on sprinkler lines often goes unnoticed until the water comes rushing through basement window wells and walls. Call us as soon as you discover a pipe burst and we will move quickly to help minimize the pipe burst water damage to your home.
Shut Off Water Immediately
The first thing you should do is shut off the main water flow to your home. The main water flow is typically located where the main service pipe connects to your home. It is important that everyone in your home knows exactly where the main water shut-off is in case of emergencies.
Contact a Water Damage Restoration Company
It’s important to us that the work performed by each member of our team is handled promptly and responsibly. With so many choices in restoration contractors in Indiana, it’s hard to know who you can trust. We personally guarantee to have an experienced, certified representative on the job that is courteous and informative.
Call Your Insurance Company ASAP
Experiencing a disaster, whether it’s fire, water or storm-related, is always difficult. For most people in central Indiana, the first disaster you encounter is particularly difficult because you’re not sure if your Insurance company will cover the disaster damage and if they do, how much the disaster insurance will cover. Most likely, you’re also not sure what to do first. Visit out our Disaster Insurance Claims Process page for helpful tips that will help you navigate your way through the disaster insurance claims process.
Have the Water Removed Right Away
If your house is flooded from a burst pipe, it’s important to dry the wet areas as quickly as possible. The longer water sits, the better chance there is for mold to grow and for more extensive, long-term damage to be done.