Burst Pipes in Plainfield, Indiana

Restorex is a local water damage restoration contractor that specializes in frozen burst pipe water damage and is an expert in handling water damage insurance claims.

We provide our emergency water restoration services to residential and commercial property owners in Plainfield Indiana. 

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Our team can work directly with your insurance company to cover the costs of the water cleanup services as well as the water damage repair services.

If you need help with burst pipe water damage in Plainfield Indiana give us a call at (317) 315-5071.

Frozen and Burst Pipe

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 Plainfield 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 Plainfield, 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 Plainfield, IN

Burst pipe water damage can cause significant damage to property.  Restorex has worked with many home and business owners who have experienced frozen and burst pipes and are experts at helping our customers cover significant water damage. 

The 3 steps to recovering from burst pipe water damage are below:

Step 1: Turn off the Water Supply to the Broken Pipe

The first step to mitigating the damage from a broken pipe is to turn off the water!

Many times, it takes a homeowner several minutes to hours to figure out how to turn off their water. The main shut-off will be near the foundation of the house. The water shut-off valve can be in a basement or a utility closet. They are often near a water heater or water softener if these units are on the bottom floor of the property.

Once the water is turned off, the water should stop flowing from the broken pipe. In a worst-case scenario, a homeowner can go to the meter pit in front of the house and turn off the water supply. This can be hard to do especially if you do not know the location of the meter pit.

Step 2: Frozen and Burst Water Pipe Repair by Licensed Plumber

After the water has been turned off, the homeowner can call a local licensed plumber to locate and replace the frozen burst pipe. 

Restorex works with lots of reputable and trustworthy licensed plumbers in Plainfield Indiana and can make a referral to help with a burst pipe repair. 

Once the broken pipe has been located and repaired, the water restoration services can begin.

Step 3: Burst Pipe Water Restoration Services

The emergency water restoration services include:

  • Water Removal and Extraction
  • Building Material Removal
  • Structural Drying
  • Water Damage Repairs

Causes of Burst Pipes in Plainfield, Indiana

There can be several reasons pipes burst in Plainfield, 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 Plainfield. 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 over time 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 and Frozen Pipe Water Damage Insurance Coverage

The good news or the glass half full of having a burst pipe is the water damage is covered by your property’s insurance policy.

Typically, the policy will cover this type of water damage up to the limit of the policy.  So, if you have a policy that covers $300,000 for the property, the property owner will have $300,000 of coverage for the damages.

The out-of-pocket expenses include the insurance deductible and the cost repair the plumbing.  The insurance company will pay for all the cleanup costs, drying, and water damage repairs but they do not pay for the cause of the water damage. 

A homeowner’s personal contents are also covered by the insurance policy.  If the water damage affected the couch or a nice dining room table, the homeowner can discuss these personal property items with their adjuster to get replacement cost value for them.  

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