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Cold Weather May Cause Burst Pipes: Water Damage Restoration in Sioux City

January 28th, 2014 · No Comments

ServiceMaster of Sooland provides Water Damage Restoration in Sioux City, IA

After the Polar Vortex, temperatures are starting to warm up closer to average. Residents of the Sioux City area, however, are left struggling with the after effects of the storm. From heavy snowfall to unbelievably frigid temperatures, home and business owners alike are starting to repair damage that occurred to their buildings. If burst pipes caused a need for water damage restoration in your building after the subzero weather, call the experts at ServiceMaster of Sooland in Sioux City today to get your home or office back to normal.

One of the first facts we learn about water is that it can exist in all states, and changes within a relatively small range of temperatures. With the extreme negative temperatures we’ve just experienced, the water in many pipes in the Sioux City area became frozen and caused burst pipes, resulting in extensive water damage and quite a mess.

When ice blocks the flow of water in a pipe, pressure builds up between the blockage and the closed faucet. Typically, around 20 degrees Fahrenheit is when we see pipes start to freeze and burst. (Update: temperatures were wayyyy below that!) Even properly protected pipes, such as insulated or heated pipes, may have succumbed to the extreme weather conditions due to the unrelenting wind and extreme frigid temperatures.

If you experience a burst pipe, there are a few steps you can take to prevent further damage after the initial break:

• Immediately shut off the main water valve

• A hand-held dyer may help thaw the pipes (DO NOT use an open flame.)

• Do not use any electrical appliances while standing in water.

The next step is to call a disaster restoration service company that deals with water damage restoration, like the experienced technicians at ServiceMaster of Sooland. Once the call is placed, ServiceMaster of Sooland will provide:

• A speedy response

• Powerful water damage restoration

• Professional drying process

We will also take steps to prevent the development of black mold and mildew and work quickly to minimize water damage to your property so that your family or business can get back to normal as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Don’t wait for the next Polar Vortex to repair the water damage from this one. If the pipes in your home or office have burst, call the professionals at ServiceMaster of Sooland to take care of the resulting water damage. Our emergency response center is ready to take you call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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