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Water Damaged Pipes
Every winter freezing temperatures cause many people to shut themselves in doors and wait for better weather in the spring. However, when warmer temperatures do arrive many people find themselves frustrated with bursting pipes and water damage. This problem is caused when temperatures drop in the winter and left over water sitting in your homes pipes can expand to the point that they actually fracture and crack the pipes. The problems from bursting pipes can be seen immediately, slowly over time, or often time’s problems go unnoticed until the spring. Depending on when the water de-thaws and how sever the fracture in the pipe is results in how quickly problems will arise in your home. No matter if the if the problem occurs during the middle of winter or come spring water damage is a big annoyance and can be very time consuming to fix. Not only is there the problem of having someone come out to replace the pipes that have burst, but there it also takes a lot of time to clean up your home and replace any damage items. Instead of taking the time to fix the burst pipes and clean up all the water damage a water restoration specialist can take care of the entire process for you. With one easy call a water damage specialist team will be on their way to help restore your home back to normal.
Avoiding Cracked Pipes
Although water restorations teams are extremely helpful for taking care of any water related problems in the home, it is best to try to avoid cracking pipes in the first place. To prevent water damage from bursting pipes it is best to take the time to turn off all water to the outside of the house come late fall. Turning off all unnecessary water to your home during the winter will highly reduce the chances of water damage. It is also important that if you are going out of town for a while to make sure you do not turn down your thermostat too low. Keeping the temperature set to about 60 degrees will prevent your pipes from freezing while you are away. However, even when taking these preventative steps it is always good practice to regularly check pipes to make sure that problems don’t arise.