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Frozen Pipes can lead pipes to burst

10/6/2023 (Permalink)

Water causing damage to a property

Busted pipes are an enormous inconvenience and hazard. There are a number of potential reasons why pipes inside a home can experience too much stress and burst. This time of year, the main reason why is due to extreme cold temperatures.  

But Why? Cold water can cause serious issues when is affects the water supply pipes. Ice has more volume than water so when water freezes inside a pipe, it expands and increases pressure in the pipe. The building pressure needs to escape so it literally bursts right out of the pipe.  

How can I prevent frozen pipes? 

Keep garage doors closed, especially if they are water supply lines in the garage.  

Open kitchen and cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. 

Let the cold-water drip from a faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe even a trickle helps prevent pipes from freezing. 

Keep the thermostat at the same temperature during day and night.  

If you plan to be away during the cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55° F. 

For the long term, add insulation to attics, basements, and crawl spaces. Insulation will maintain higher temperatures in those areas.  

But, if those pipes due decide to burst and cause water damage, you can always call SERVPRO of Newport News at 757-244-8467. We will gladly help, and make it seem "Like it never even happened." 

Residential Services

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

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You need work done on your home? You should expect the very best at a fair price. SERVPRO of Newport News is committed to providing fire and water cleanup and restoration services, as well as top-quality professional cleaning services for your entire home.  

What we can do for you?

Fire, Smoke, and Soot Cleanup and Restoration: Pretesting helps SERVPRO of Newport News determine what type of fire has taken place. Knowing the types of smoke and their behavior patterns are vital to proper restoration. 

Water Removal and Dehumidification: SERVPRO of Newport News can identify the source and type of water, which determines the proper course of action. Drying equipment controls temperature and humidity, minimizing secondary damage. 

Crime Scene, Biohazard and Vandalism Cleanup: SERVPRO of Newport News are trained to safely and effectively clean bio-hazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA, and state and local health regulations.  

Mold Mitigation and Remediation: SERVPRO of Newport News work to control and remove mold contaminants while protecting the health and safety of building occupants.

Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning: SERVPRO of Newport News can inspect your HVAC system and ductwork. Cleaning services can be provided to help restore peak energy efficiency, eliminate offensive odors and improve indoor air quality. 

Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaning and Care: SERVPRO of Newport News use the latest IICRC training as we as state-to-the-art equipment to remove entrapped soils from deep within your carpets pile and backings. 

Stain Removal, Stain Resistance Applications: Using IICRC standards for carpets as a guide, SERVPRO of Newport News will show you what cleaning options would be best for your carpets level of soiling and explain the benefits of soil protection. 

Odor Identifications and Deodorization: SERVPRO of Newport News will find the source of the odor and determine the best methods to neutralize and eliminate the odor form your home. 

Give us a call at 757-244-8467 to help you with your residential services!