Wintertime can herald more than just higher gas bills and bone chilling breezes. No matter how many times you check your pipes and faucets, a deep freeze can always bring the potential of a broken pipe. If you’ve ever found yourself wading through a basement full of water, you may know how frustrating an in-home flood can be.
To prevent mold, mildew, or further water damage to your home, it’s important to be quick on your feet. With the help of trusted water remediation professionals, your basement or home can be back to normal before your life is too disrupted.
Recovering From Burst Pipes
The steps to recovery after a burst pipe are simple, and the sooner you begin the process, the sooner you can kiss your waterlogged stress goodbye.
- Step one: Stop the flow of water. This will help mitigate damage, but save you money in the long run. With less to clean up, you’re already looking at a little bit of relief. While it may be hard to locate the broken pipe or the localized valve, you can always shut off the water supply to the house itself until the issue is dealt with.
- Step two: Make safety a top priority. You and your family should stay well away from the water, especially if the water smells like sewage as contaminated water can carry pathogens. Be aware of electrical danger; avoid flicking light switches or meddling with wet electrical sockets.
- Step three: Call The Dry Guys. Coordinating with your insurance company is part of what we do. We’ll focus on getting excess water out of your home, drying everything and evaluating the damage, and providing water remediation services as well as carpet and upholstery cleaning to ensure you can move back in as soon as possible.
- Step four: Call your insurance company. While you may want to rush and call the cleanup crew first, it’s important to notify your insurance provider before booking anyone. This can make the paying process easier, and get you the relief you need sooner.
Be prepared, don’t panic, and know who to call in case of a burst pipe this winter. If you find yourself ankle-deep in water, don’t settle for sub-par care. By following the proper steps, you can get quality water remediation services without hassle and stress; your home and belongings can be restored to normal; and your insurance claim process will run more smoothly when you work with a professional water remediation company, like us!