If a water pipe should burst in your home or place of business, hundreds or even thousands of gallons of water can flood your interior space and cause extensive damage to your structure and contents. In order to mitigate your losses, it’s imperative that you call an experienced, trained professional as quickly as possible to begin the process of cleanup and repair. Our team of highly trained experts at Flood & Fire Solutions can provide you with immediate emergency services to prevent further damage or injury. We are available around the clock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Call us today at (586) 580-0196 to learn more about our burst pipe cleanup services, or contact us online and let us know how we can help.
What Causes a Pipe to Burst?
While pipes are most likely to burst in the winter, this type of disaster can occur at any time of the year, due to the following reasons:
Water molecules expand when they freeze, and water freezes at a temperature of 32 degrees Fahrenheit. During extremely cold weather, ensure that the temperature inside your home or commercial space remains above 55 degrees because once that number starts to drop, there is an increased risk that the water contained inside pipes located in outside walls or uninsulated spaces will freeze. Because the resulting ice has a higher volume than the liquid, it places pressure on the interior wall of the pipe, causing it to burst.
Old pipes may lose their structural integrity as the result of corrosion or rust. Once the walls of a pipe become weak and unstable, or there is a sufficient buildup of rust or deposits on the interior, the pipe may develop a slow leak that worsens over time or bursts due to the increased pressure.
A significant increase in pressure within the pipes due to a clogged pump or toilet may cause them to rupture and burst. While this occurs most often in buildings that lack routine maintenance, it is a good reminder to deal with clogs swiftly to prevent flooding and damage.
Our Burst Pipe Cleanup Process
Our technicians are certified in their respective fields and utilize the latest technology to resolve your situation effectively and efficiently. Our cleanup process includes:
Our emergency service line is staffed around the clock and answered by a Certified Restoration Specialist who will gather your details and dispatch a team to your location as quickly as possible, typically within the hour.
Upon arrival, our experts will assess the situation and ensure that the water service is turned off to prevent further leakage, and the electricity has been disconnected to the affected area to eliminate the risk of shock or electrocution.
We will work quickly to remove any standing water that has accumulated before proceeding, as mold, mildew, bacteria growth, and damage to your structure and contents can begin within hours of flooding as the result of a burst pipe.
Cleaning and Sanitizing
Our crew will remove all furniture and personal items from the affected area and place them in a safe, dry area, where experts will assess the items and determine the best course of action for restoration, cleaning, and/or disposal.
Contact Flood & Fire Solutions Today!
Flood & Fire Solutions has been proudly serving homes and businesses in the Michigan area since 1997, working to exceed customer expectations through excellence in service and client satisfaction.
Call us at (586) 580-0196 to learn more or contact us online today!