Frozen Pipes Water Damage Cleanup in Mesquite, TX
ServiceMaster of North Texas
Serving the Mesquite, TX area since 1978
Frozen pipes are no fun for anyone, but they are never uncommon in the northern Texas area. With temperatures often dropping below freezing, uninsulated or unheated pipes can quickly freeze and cause disasters for property owners.
When it comes to restoring building materials from burst pipe water damage, ServiceMaster of North Texas is very familiar with these disasters. But our technicians are available 24/7 to address these emergencies in the Mesquite, TX area, arriving within 2 hours with all drying equipment needed to restore the property to its original condition. We are also IICRC-certified and continue to undergo frequent training to remain updated on all of the latest cleaning trends.
Burst and Frozen Pipes
If you have ever experienced frozen pipes before, you’re aware that they’re scary situations there is limited time to thaw them out before they burst. When pipes freeze due to cold temperatures, the water expands and pushes against the inside of the pipe. If it isn’t thawed out in time, the outside of the pipe will break, shooting water everywhere.
As soon as you find the mess, shut the water off right away. Then call our technicians at ServiceMaster of North Texas for emergency water damage restoration. For many years, we have been restoring homes and buildings from burst pipe disasters. We can handle these emergencies in both small and large properties, from large warehouses, to small apartments. Don’t hesitate to contact us at any time of the day.
Preventing Frozen Pipes
While the thought of a frozen pipe can be stressful, you can save yourself the stress and prevent it altogether. It won’t guarantee that you won’t have a problem, however, these steps will significantly reduce your chances of having to go through with it.
- Turn on the faucets to keep water flowing throughout the pipe.
- Open cabinets under sinks to allow warm air to circulate around the pipe.
- Place a space heater in unheated areas of your home, such as the basement or attic.
- Wrap the pipes with insulation or electrical tape.
Finding Frozen Pipes – What to Do:
The only good thing about finding a frozen pipe is to prevent the accident before it happens. In this situation, it’s important to remain calm and take steps to thaw out the pipe as soon as possible.
First, use a blow dryer or heating lamp to melt the ice. Then turn on the water to see if you can push ice out. Move along to the faucet and see if you can push it out there.
Unfortunately, not all pipes are visible, making them hard to reach. Here are some steps you can take to thaw out hidden frozen pipes:
- Place an infrared lamp along the wall. Heat will pass through the building material and should be able to thaw out the pipe in less-severe cases.
- Turn on the faucet connected to the hidden frozen pipe.
- Turn up the thermostat in the property, allowing warm air to circulate around the pipe.
- Remove the drywall or building material covering the frozen pipe. This can seem like the last thing you want to do, but it will become ruined anyway when the pipe bursts.
While northern Texas generally stays around the warmer temperatures during the winter, the temperature can occasionally drop below freezing. Just be sure that your pipes are protected against this kind of weather, ensuring to check on them on a regular basis.
But in any case that the pipe does burst, the damage will continue to spread until the water has been extracted. Call our professionals right away for immediate water damage restoration from frozen pipes.
ServiceMaster of North Texas is available 24/7 at (972) 840-8888 in the Mesquite, TX area to service both residential and commercial properties. We also work with insurance companies during the claims process.