Restorex Disaster Restoration is a local water damage restoration company and serves residents of Carmel Indiana. We are experts at helping property owners who are experiencing water damage from burst pipes. We can provide all our water mitigation and restoration services to property owners in Carmel.
Restorex also specializes in water damage insurance claims. We can work directly with an insurance company to handle the emergency water restoration services and the water damage repairs. If you need help with burst pipe water damage in Carmel Indiana give us a call (317) 315-5071.
Burst pipe water damage can cause significant damage to a home or business. When a broken pipe begins to flow, the water always finds the path of least resistance. Which means water damaged ceilings and flooded basements are a result of a burst pipe that flows for an extended period.
The steps on how to manage a burst or broken pipe.
1. Find the Water Shut Off Valve and Turn the Water Off
2. Call a Licensed Plumber to Find the Broken or Burst Pipe
3. Call a Professional Water Restoration Company to Evaluate the Water Damage
The first step when a property owner discovers a burst pipe in their home or business, is to find the water shut off valve. Every property should have a main water shut off valve inside the foundation of the home. It normally is installed where the main water line enters the home and into a utility room. The water shutoff valve could also be near the water softener or hot water heater.
If the property is on a city or county municipal water source and the water shut off cannot be found in the house, you can look for the water meter pit near the street. Under the pit cover there is a valve that can be turned to eliminate the water supply to the home.
(Note: this can be difficult do especially, when under stress from a flowing pipe in the property and skipping to Step 2 may be best)
A good local licensed plumber will help you find the location of the burst water pipe. Typically, they are the best at discovering where and how the water pipe broke. Causes of broken pipes can include:
· Frozen Pipes that cause copper and other pipes to expand and burst
· Old Copper pipes that have worn out
· Broken Plumbing Pipe Elbows
· Nails or Screws through pipes
· CPVC pipes that have cracked due to old age
· Pipe couplers that have slipped off
Once the plumber can make the pipe repair and get the water turned back on, it is time to evaluate the extent of the water damage in the property.
After a plumber can locate the broken pipe and determines the cause of the water damage, a professional water restoration company can evaluate the water damage resulting from the broken pipe and help the property owner decide on the best ways to mitigate the damage.
Restorex prefers to meet with the property owner in person, in order to provide an on-site visual inspection. Our moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras give us the ability to determine how much water damage has occurred and advise the property owner on the best course of action.
Usually, a burst pipe causes significant water damage. Typically, our customers will choose to place a water damage claim with their insurance company when they have a burst or broken pipe.
When an insurance claim is placed for water damage, the only out of pocket expense for our customers is their insurance deductible.
In Carmel Indiana frozen pipes, during the cold winter months, are a reality. When the temperatures get below 10 degrees, there is a potential for many properties to experience frozen pipes. When a water pipe freezes, the water in the pipes expands, creating pressure in the water line. Eventually the pipe gives out and bursts causing a crack to appear in the pipe.
The water does not flow immediately after bursting, it’s only after frozen pipes thaw, will the water pressure push water through the crack and into the property. Any water pipe that is installed near a foundation wall or exterior wall of a home, that is not well insulated, is vulnerable to freezing. Water lines that are installed above garages are notorious for freezing as well as water spigots that have hoses left on from the fall.
If you can find a frozen pipe in your home before it thaws and make the plumbing repair, this will save you a lot of time and hassle. The issue is, most frozen pipes occur behind walls or in ceilings where they cannot be seen until they thaw out and water begins flowing.
Insurance coverage for a broken, burst or frozen water pipe is covered to the full extent of the insurance policy. This means that the burst pipe water damage cleanup will be covered by the insurance company if a claim is placed. The restoration will also be covered to put the property back to its original condition.
If a property owner was going to have major water damage, a broken or burst pipe is one the better issues to experience because property owner’s insurance policies have good coverage for this type of plumbing problem.
Restorex Disaster Restoration specializes in working with all insurance companies on water damage claims. We have experience working with insurance adjusters and working directly with insurance companies to get the flood drying services and water damage repairs covered.
When a pipe burst flood restoration service team arrives to begin the water mitigation process, it can be overwhelming to say the least. The process will begin with water removal. Burst flood water removal is an essential step in the mitigation process because there is usually a lot of water in the property. Restorex uses a variety of vacuums and pumps to remove excess water from a flooded home caused by a broken pipe.
After the bulk water is removed, the water damage drying equipment is set to dry the structure out. The drying equipment is a combination of dehumidifiers, fans and heaters. The drying usually takes 3 to 5 days.
Once the drying is complete, the restoration and repairs can begin. This can be another overwhelming part of the process because it will usually take longer than expected and it requires a lot of patience while working with the restoration contractor and insurance company. The entire water restoration process from start to finish can last from 2 to 6 months depending on the severity of the water damage.
If you are experiencing water damage in Carmel Indiana and need a pipe burst flood drying company give us a call (317) 315-5071.