Water Damage from Leaking and Burst Pipes
Most people never consider the possibility of a broken water line; however it’s a real possibility in this area due to the extreme cold of our Minnesota winters. Water Damage Minneapolis™ typically receives calls whenever the temperature drops into the subzero range. That’s when water lines located in crawl spaces, exterior walls, and areas that are non-insulated are especially at risk of breakage, freezing and bursting.
Water damage from leaking and burst pipes often leaves a big mess. Before you have the water line repaired, you first need to clean up all the water and get everything dried out. Water can cause serious damage, so cleanup efforts should start as soon as possible after the event.
If your home has experienced only minor water damage there are a few things you can do yourself:
- Safety first. If the leak happened near any electrical appliances, make sure power to the home is shut off while you clean.
- Remove soaked carpets, furniture and other removable items from the area that was flooded.
- If water remains on the floor, use a mop or a wet-dry vac to remove the water.
- If weather permits, open doors and windows in the home to bring in fresh, dry air. Bring fans into the area and turn them on to their highest setting.
Know your limits; call a certified restoration firm if everything got wet
If a water leak has affected multiple rooms, traveled from an upper level to a lower level of the home, or has been left unnoticed for more than 8 hours, professional water removal and drying equipment may be necessary.
If water has seeped into carpeting, woodwork, sub flooring or drywall, your best bet would be to contact a professional restoration company. Water Damage Minneapolis™ can help remove or restore items that would otherwise develop mold. Also keep in mind the amount of time in which porous materials in your home have been exposed to water saturation. The more time that passes without treatment, the more likely those materials will continue to deteriorate; the efficiency and quality may not be salvageable especially with carpet backing, insulation and adhesives.
Water Damage Minneapolis™ uses thermal imaging technology, moisture readers and professional-grade drying equipment, so we can prevent secondary damages from becoming an issue, thus protecting your health and the longevity of your property’s structural integrity.
Water Damage Minneapolis™ is ready to come to your rescue!
Call 763-242-2103 now.