Why Water Pipes Freeze and Burst in Berkley MI
Freezing water expands the water in any water pipe to the point that they may break. When they do, often they will not leak until the temperature eventually increases above the freezing point and the frozen area of ice melts. When this happens, water begins to spray rapidly from the break and in very little time can result in a tremendous flood.
How To Prevent a Frozen Pipe or Broken Pipe From Flooding Your Home
It is important if you go away for a few days in the winter that you shut off your main water valve in case you get a frozen water pipe that bursts open. Because you have turned off the water you will not have running water that could destroy your home due to water damage.
When temperatures increase to above the freezing point and ice inside a broken pipe melts, there is great possibility of a flood. The damage from uncontrolled water leakage from broken pipes can be extensive so be sure to call the professionals at Action Extraction.
If you have a broken water pipe act immediately or Your Berkley MI Home Could Look Like This
This is an example of the extent of water damage you may experience if you have a water line that breaks for any reason. This home only has about 100 gallons of water that migrated through the basement before homeowners discovered it. Can you imagine if they were away for a weekend or a month with continuous water running?
We have repaired homes that have had over 50,000 gallons of water in them before homeowners discovered the broken pipe.
The Good News About Frozen and Broken Water Pipe Damage
When unexpected disaster happens it is good if you can find a silver lining. The good news when this type of water damage occurs is that it is typically covered by virtually any homeowners insurance policy. Fresh water is paid for by homeowners for use in their homes. It is seen by insurance companies as part of the home, so when it manifest in the form of water damage from burst, broken pipes or even when appliances like dish washers, washing machines or refrigerators, you are covered.
Call Action Extraction today and we can manage the entire insurance claims process for you.
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