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When Winter Weather Strikes

11/30/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage When Winter Weather Strikes Strike Back at Winter Weather

When winter weather strikes be ready to strike back. A burst pipe can cause significant water damage in your home or business. Water damage and the potential for mildew and mold taking hold if proper water mitigation is not instituted Faster to Your Disaster can be extremely expensive. Our experts can help coordinate your insurance claim with your home or business insurance carrier. Thankfully, SERVPRO of Bordentown, your local water cleanup and restoration experts are there to make your problem much more manageable.

Frozen pipes can burst at the point where the ice blockage is located. Usually, the rupture is caused by the backflow pressure between the water source and the blockage. A burst pipe can quickly cause considerable damage to your property if not addressed quickly. An inexperienced home or business owner that attempts to fix the problem themselves can easily make the problem worse.

Calling SERVPRO of Bordentown to assess possible structural damage that is difficult to spot from leaky pipes is crucial in ensuring that even a small amount of water does not cause catastrophic results. The first step is finding the source of the water damage and stopping the flow of the water from continuing from entering. The more water, the bigger the water damage cleanup. If it is a broken pipe that has burst that can’t be seen, the first step is to turn off the water supply into your home or business as quickly as possible. The water main is usually in the garage or in the front yard under a cement plate marked “water”.

Certified professionals can quickly reverse the damage caused by a burst pipe and save as many items as possible through restoration techniques. The professionals will work through the structure and perform a thorough inspection with moisture meters to determine how much moisture is in your home or business. They will pump out any standing water and begin the drying process. If mold or other pathogens are present, they will eliminate them using the proper tools and procedures. Attempting cleanup efforts on your own can lead to injury or illness.

SERVPRO of Bordentown has a 1-4-8 response. Within 1 hour from the notice of loss, a SERVPRO professional will contact you to arrange for service. Within 4 hours, SERVPRO will be on-site and will start mitigation services. Within 8 hours of arriving on-site, a verbal briefing of the scope of the work needed will be communicated to you or your insurance professional. (*Exceptions may apply under certain conditions, such as a local catastrophic or storm situation). The experts know that time is of the essence and come prepared for nearly any situation.

In the aftermath of a winter weather striking a pipe it may feel like the catastrophe is impossible to fix. SERVPRO of Bordentown will help you strike back by making it “Like it Never Happened”. Contact us 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at (609)894-8555 or visit us on the web at www.SERVPRObordentown.com.

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