Flooded From Burst Pipe
Burst Pipe Water Damage
A burst pipe is a common fear among homeowners on Long Island, especially in the winter months. If you have water damage from a broken pipe or any other household emergency, contact G-Tech Restoration. We are here to help with 24/7 emergency service in Suffolk County and Nassau County.
Why do pipes burst?
A pipe can burst any time of year as the plumbing in your home ages. Rust and hard water mineral deposits in old pipes can leads to weakening, leaking and breaking. This can happen anywhere in your home so keep an eye open for clues like damp drywall or water-stained ceiling tiles.
The most common time for pipes bursting is the cold winter months. The water coming into your home from the outside is colder, causing pipes to contract. Water naturally expands as it freezes which can lead to those pipes cracking and leaking. Even worse, that block of frozen water inside your pipe can increase the water pressure further down the line to a point where the pipe bursts.
Can this damage be prevented?
The primary way to prevent a pipe from bursting is trying to keep pipes from freezing in the first place. For example, if you are on vacation be careful not to set the temperature of your house too low. A flooded home is an unwelcome surprise and a sad way to end a trip.
- If you think there is a potential for pipes freezing, there are some precautions you can take.
- Open a faucet on the line you think may freeze and let it run slowly. This can ease the pressure that leads to a burst.
- Try to direct warm air to colder parts of the house.
- Open cabinets so warmer air can get to pipes under sinks.
- Importantly, do not try to unfreeze a pipe with an open flame. This can damage the pipe as well as being a fire hazard.
Act fast to prevent damage!
Nature is unpredictable. If a strong winter storm hits Long Island, a power outage can lead to frozen pipes that you cannot prevent. If one of your pipes bursts, there are steps you can take to ease the damage and prevent major flooding and mold growth.
- Turn off the water supply to your home. This is the most critical step. As long as water is running through your pipes, it will keep spilling out of the break.
- Contact a plumber to fix the broken pipe.
- For a small amount of water, try to dry the floors with a wet-vac or mop and bucket.
- Run a dehumidifier in the damp area.
- Try to circulate air through the room with water damage.
For larger water damage issues, call G-Tech Restoration for water removal and flood cleanup.
G-Tech Restoration can help.
Water damage can be both frustrating and dangerous. In Nassau County and Suffolk County, we have teams standing by. We are ready to come to your home right away and get the recovery process started.
We will send a project manager to your home who will inspect the damage and give you a risk-free, no-cost estimate. Water can damage many surfaces quickly. Ceiling tiles stain and buckle. Drywall weakens with exposure to dampness. Carpets and padding absorb water and become mildewed. Worst of all, unattended water damage can lead to mold, a more than unpleasant health risk. You may just see water on the floor or a damp spot on a wall. We can help control some of the less obvious hazards of water damage.
At G-Tech Restoration, we specialize in flood cleanup services. We are experts at water removal and will arrive with air blowers, dehumidifiers and other drying equipment along with technicians trained to get your home dry quickly. Our crew knows how important it is to return your home to normal after any water damage event. We will get there as soon as possible, and we promise efficient and more than satisfactory service.
We work with most insurance providers and can help you with your claim. Fortunately, flooding from a burst pipe is normally covered under most homeowner’s insurance policies. You can take comfort in knowing that we have a great deal of experience working with many major insurance companies. We will report all the damage that we find and the work that we do, making it easy for you to submit a claim to your provider.
If you have a flooded home on Long Island that has been damaged by a burst pipe or another water emergency, contact G-Tech Restoration. Our licensed and insured technicians are standing by 24/7 to help you.