The winter months are bringing bitterly cold temperatures and freezing everything. One major homeowner concern about the frigid weather is that pipes can freeze and burst. Unfortunately this often happens with no warning and there’s nothing you can do until it’s too late. ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration specializes in water damage restoration and repair. If you find yourself surprised by basement flooding due to burst pipes, call us immediately for all your water damage restoration in Newtown Square, PA.
Once a pipe has burst there are two general concerns; how did it happen, and how can the area be properly restored. ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration can help you find the answer to both of these concerns.
It is important that you act quickly to stop the flow of water. If you don’t know how to shut off the water supply, immediately call a licensed plumber or the water department. Your next priority is to get the flooded area cleaned up. Regardless of the source, once water has flooded an area, it can become contaminated with bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms that can lead to disease and/or mold infestation. If you are around the flooded area, be careful to not track any contaminated items into other areas of your house.
You should be mindful of your surroundings during the professional cleanup process as well. It is best to have your family out of the house during this time to avoid any contact with the contaminated area. If you do have to go near the flooded area, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly and frequently. The water damage restoration process is much easier to cope with when your family members are not getting sick from the contaminants.
If you are in the unfortunate position of dealing with burst pipes and the aftermath of flooding they can cause, contact ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration for your water damage restoration in Newtown Square, PA.