Indianapolis Burst Pipes
Restorex Disaster Restoration is a water damage company that specializes in water damage caused by burst pipes. When a home or business is flooded with water because of water pipes freezing or bursting we can respond with emergency services. Restorex also has the knowledge and expertise to work with a property owner’s insurance company. We specialize in water damage insurance claims.
If you need help with Water Damage Call (317) 315-5071.
Causes of Pipe Bursts
The number one reason for pipe bursts in Indianapolis is due to frozen pipes because of cold temperatures in the winter months. When the temperature drops below 10 degrees Fahrenheit many property owners in the central Indiana area can experience frozen burst pipes.
Restorex works with many local licensed plumbers that can assist in making pipe repairs and provide professional plumbing services for burst pipes. We would follow the plumbing repair with our water damage restoration services if there is significant water damage in the home or business.
Burst pipes can also happen due to faulty or old plumbing. Some water pipes can wear down over time and break due to aging. When a homeowner finds water flowing because of a burst pipe, it is always best to immediately turn off the water.
Restorex has a lot of expertise working with both residential and commercial property owners who have experienced significant water damage because of broken burst pipes. The good news about having a burst pipe, it is typically covered to the full extent of the property’s insurance policy. This means that when we are working with customers who have water damage from water pipes bursting in Indianapolis the damage will be covered by insurance and the customer is only responsible for their deductible.
Prevention of Pipe Bursts
The best thing a property owner can do to prevent frozen pipes is to keep the heat at normal temperature throughout the wintertime between 60 – 70 degrees and to keep unused faucets dripping to keep a small flow of water in the pipe. It is also good not to leave the garage door open for too long during the winter months because it does not take very long for the frigid temperatures to freeze water pipes and cause them to burst. Every property owner should know where the main water shutoff is located. Many times, frozen burst pipes are unavoidable and the best thing you can do is to know how to shut off the water when a pipe is flowing.
Typically, the water shutoff is located near the foundation wall in a utility room. It can also be located near the hot water heater. The hot water supply shutoff will be located on the water heater. Burst pipes can happen to cold water lines and hot water lines. So, it is important to know where both shutoffs are located.
If you are not able to find the water shutoff in the property, you can always look for the water pit outside near the road or street and turn off the water supply from the meter pit. This is more difficult than just shutting off the water main inside the house but desperate times sometimes call for desperate measures.
Burst Pipes Damage
Water damage from a burst pipe can be very disastrous when the pipe break goes unnoticed for many days. This amount of water damage can be very overwhelming for any property owner, but we try to reassure our customers that their property will eventually get repaired to the way it was before.
The process can take many months depending on the amount of damage and the insurance company. The water damage restoration process that happens during these scenarios is below:
- Water damage inspection
- Water removal
- Debris or building material removal
- Structural drying
During a water damage inspection, we will use moisture meters and thermal imaging to determine what was affected by the water. After determining the scope of the water damage we will get to work removing any standing water in the structure. We use high powered pumps and vacuums to remove water from the carpet, carpet pad, and hard surface flooring. Then once the standing water is removed, we will remove any building materials that have lost its structural integrity or will not be dried out during the water mitigation.
Now that the building is prepped and ready to be dried, we will set up the drying equipment. This equipment includes dehumidifiers, air movers, and heaters. Every project requires unique drying equipment set up and we have many variations we can use to adapt to any environment.
The structural drying usually takes 3 to 5 days and the repairs can then begin.
If we are working with an insurance company, the repairs may be delayed until estimates are approved by an insurance adjuster and the initial checks are released to the property owners. This can take up to a few weeks at times.
Multi-family properties are unique when dealing with significant water damage. There is not only one tenant that is affected during these scenarios but multiple families and tenants that have different needs and want when mitigating the water damage.
Call Restorex Today!
Restorex has experience working in all types of properties from single family residential homes to large commercial properties. If you are experiencing burst pipe water damage and need a professional water damage restoration company to help, call Restorex (317) 315-5071.