CAMDUR Building Group offers frost or freeze damage repair services. If you’ve experienced damage from frozen or burst water pipes, resulting in flooding to your home or business premises, we can help you deal with the clean up and prevent freeze damage in the future.
Preventing Freeze Damage
A small crack in a water pipe can cause significant flooding within a short amount of time, resulting in expensive repairs, sometimes even requiring temporary relocation. But there are a few ways to prevent major frost or freeze damage. We recommend that when winter approaches, you disconnect and drain all outside water connections and hoses. You can also insulate external or exposed pipes as an extra precaution. If you plan on going away for an extended period of time, be sure to drain and shut off your water completely at the main valve. Additionally, you can have a freeze alarm installed. Freeze alarms enable freeze damage prevention by notifying you of power failures and leaks.
Thawing Frozen Pipes
If you discover a frozen pipe, one way of thawing it safely is to heat some water on a stove, then soak some towels in the hot water and wrap them around the affected parts of the pipe. Always remember to start thawing from as near to the faucet as possible and to keep the tap open so that the thawed water can escape and any running water can help to thaw the ice. Using a hairdryer to thaw frozen pipes can also work, but is not recommended if there is any standing water in the vicinity.
Overall, you should continue to apply gentle heat until the frozen pipe fully thaws, as well as making sure to check all other faucets and pipes in the home or building for frost or freezing.
Burst or Freeze-damaged Pipes
Occasionally homeowners and businesses in Atlanta experience harsh winter weather, resulting in frost and freeze damage. If a pipe in your home or business bursts, the first thing you need to do is to shut off the water at the main valve. If you suspect that some of your pipes are frozen, you should also shut off the water at the valve, and if you cannot locate or thaw them, call one of our professionals for assistance. Speed is essential to saving as much of your property as possible as well as minimizing any damage to the building’s integrity. To save a lot of hassle and cost, always monitor conditions such as water flow from your faucets, pipes in unheated areas, or pipes near the water meter.
If you require freeze damage repair services, call us today to carry out the work required after frost or freeze damage occurs in your home or business building.