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Frigid Temperatures and Snow Causing Burst Pipes and Water Damage in Exton, PA

January 15th, 2014 · No Comments

Exton, PA Water Damage Restoration by ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration

After the first Polar Vortex, an occurrence we were told was a very rare event by local meteorologists, most residents and business owners in the Exton, PA area assumed the worst had passed us by. Part Two, and now Part Three, of the Polar Vortex have swooped in for another round, continuing to cause a host of problems because of the bitter cold. Homes, businesses, and owners of secondary properties especially, are still dealing with damage cause by previous negative temperatures, including water damage and burst pipes. If water damage has occurred in your home or business, don’t hesitate to call the experts at ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration to come clean up the mess.

One of the most well known facts about water is that it can exist in all three states, and can change form within a small range of temperatures. With the extreme negative temperatures we’ve just experienced (and continue to experience!), the water in many pipes in the Exton, West Chester, Norristown, and Lansdale area may have frozen and caused the pipes to burst, most likely resulting in quite a mess and extensive water damage.

When a ice blocks the flow of water, pressure builds up between the blockage and the closed-off faucet. Near 20º Fahrenheit is when we normally see pipes start to burst, and temperatures have been far below that for extended periods of time. Even properly insulated pipes or heated pipes may have burst from the extreme weather conditions.

If burst pipes have appeared in your home or office, there are a few steps you can take to prevent further water damage:

• Shut off the main water valve immediately

• DO NOT use an open flame to thaw the pipes, but a handheld hair dryer may work to thaw out the pipes.

• DO NOT use any electrical appliances while standing in water.

The next step is to call a water damage restoration company, like the experts at ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration. Once the call is placed, our experts will provide:

• A quick response

• Commercial grade water restoration

• Professional drying processes

We will also take steps to prevent the development of black mold and mildew and work quickly to minimize water damage to your property so that your building, family, or employees are disrupted for less time.

If the pipes in your home or office have burst due to the frigid, unrelenting temperatures of the Polar Vortex, call the friendly technicians at ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration to take care of it. Our emergency response center is ready to take your call, 24/7, 365.

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