Restorex Disaster Restoration is a local water damage restoration contractor that specializes in burst pipe water damage cleanup in Fishers Indiana. We are also experts at handling water damage insurance claims.
Restorex can help you with your burst pipe water damage and work directly with your insurance company to cover the costs.
We work directly with residential and commercial property owners to overcome burst pipe flood restoration.
If you need help with burst pipe restoration in Fishers Indiana give us a call (317) 315-5071.
Burst pipe flood damage can be overwhelming to say the least. When water is dripping from the ceilings and pooling on the floors it is hard to think straight. Our team takes the time to talk through all of the details of the water mitigation process, so our customers are able to make sound decisions.
Restorex has helped many property owners in Fishers with burst pipe flood damage. We also know all the ins and outs of insurance claims to help our customers get the emergency services and restoration services covered in a water damage insurance claim.
Hiring a local licensed Plumber in Fishers, IN
The first step in the recovery process is to get a licensed plumber to repair the burst pipe, so the water to the property can be turned back on.
Restorex works with many local licensed plumbers in Fishers and can make a referral to a reliable plumber to make the plumbing repair. If you need a referral to Fishers plumbing professional give us a call (317) 315-5071.
Burst Pipe Restoration in Fishers, IN
After the broken pipe has been repaired, our pipe burst flood restoration service team can begin.
The water restoration process has 5 steps:
The process starts with a water damage inspection and assessment.
Our highly trained water technicians will use a variety of moisture meters to determine how much of the property was affected by the broken pipe.
We will initially use a non-invasive meter and thermal imaging camera and later in the remediation process, we will use invasive moisture meters.
The inspection will allow us to assess the damage and to advise the property owner on the scope and cost of the water mitigation services and repairs.
This is the moment when the property owner can decide if they would like to call their insurance provider to place a claim.
Burst pipes cause a lot of water to pour into a property. The water always finds a way to the ground floor. This usually causes a flooded basement, crawl space or concrete slab.
Our team will begin removing the standing water using our portable water extraction equipment.
Removing as much water through extraction is very important to properly dry the property.
Once the standing water has been removed, our team will start removing the building materials that have been ruined by the water damage or will not dry out during the water mitigation process.
Materials that are normally removed include:
- Laminate Flooring
- Particle Board Cabinets
- Tile floors installed on Wood Subfloor
It is important to remove the materials that will not dry during the mitigation process.
This step creates the most chaos for the home or business owner but it is very necessary to prevent mold growth, rot or decay.
After the building materials have been properly removed, the drying can begin. Our water damage equipment includes dehumidifiers, fans, and heaters. This drying equipment will remove the remaining water from the property.
The dry out will take 3 to 5 days on average. The drying equipment will be tailored for each water restoration project.
When the property has been dried out from the burst pipe flood damage, our team can start the repairs.
The repair process requires the property to make new selections for the building materials that were removed. This normally includes flooring, paint, baseboards, and cabinetry.
Causes of Burst Pipes in Fishers Indiana
There can be several reasons pipes burst in Fishers Indiana. One of the biggest causes is cold winter temperatures that freeze pipes.
Frozen Burst Pipes
Frozen burst pipes are very common in the winter for most of Central Indiana including Fishers. When the temperature drops below 10 degrees Fahrenheit many properties are at higher risk for frozen burst pipes.
Frozen water spigots, water pipes above garage ceilings, water lines installed in crawl spaces and copper pipes installed in exterior walls are all vulnerable to cold winter temperatures.
Slab Burst Pipes
Slab leaks are another common cause of pipe burst. When the copper piping, installed in a concrete slab fails, it will begin flooding a home underneath the flooring. This can also affect kitchen cabinets or bathroom cabinets if the water pipe was installed under these cabinets.
CPVC Burst Pipes
CPVC is a type of plumbing pipe that was installed in some homes. The piping becomes very brittle over time and can break or burst easily if disturbed. Many of these pipes can start with a small leak and eventually burst. A small leak can go undetected for an extended period before a homeowner finds it or sees it.
Toilet Water Line Bursts
Toilet supply lines are a common cause of water damage. The plastic attachments can fail overtime causing the pressurized water line to blow off and spray water in the bathroom.
Refrigerator Water Lines
Refrigerator water lines are sneaky because they normally are slow leaks that happen over a long period of time. When a refrigerator water line leaks it normally takes a homeowner several months before they realize they have an issue.
Washing Machine Supply Pipe
Washing machines or any other appliances that have water supply lines can have a burst pipe. The connection can be tweaked, or the water line can be pinched during the installation of the appliance. Or if the connection is not properly tightened it can come loose from the washing machine.
Hot Water Heater Supply Burst
Normally a water heater will fail at the bottom of the tank before a supply pipe will burst but at times, we have seen water pipes burst near the water heater. Any pipe that has pressure on it has the potential to cause flooding from a broken pipe.
Burst Pipe Water Damage Insurance Coverage in Fishers, IN
The good news about having water damage from a burst pipe, is the emergency services and repairs are covered by a typical property owner’s insurance policy.
When an insurance company is looking to provide coverage for water damage, they are looking for issues that were accidental and all of sudden, which most burst pipes happen that way.
The insurance coverage is always to the full extent of the policy and is not limited, like flooded basements or drain backups.
When our customers have significant water damage from burst pipes, most of the time they will place an insurance claim for the damage. When they place an insurance claim, the out of pocket expenses are known and limited to the insurance deductible.
This gives our customers and us the peace of mind to do what is necessary to mitigate the damage and to repair the property to its pre-loss condition.
If you need help with pipe burst water damage restoration in Fishers Indiana give Restorex Disaster Restoration a call (317) 315-5071