Frozen Water Pipe Break

Restoration For Frozen and Burst Water Pipes in Colorado Springs and Leadville

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Dropping winter temperatures can cause extensive water damage as pipes begin to freeze and burst, causing damage to walls, ceilings, floors, carpets, furniture and other possessions. Even a small crack in your water pipe can leak enough water to flood your home. In fact, in just one day, 250 gallons of water can be discharged from a pipe crack as small as 1/8 inch. So, it is imperative to be proactive and take action to protect your home.

Immediate Strategies to Prevent Water Damage from Frozen Pipes

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Before extreme weather strikes, prepare your home to prevent water damage before it occurs. When temperatures dip, take immediate action to prevent water damage:

  • Open kitchen and bathroom cabinets to allow warm air to circulate around water pipes.
  • Open taps throughout the house to allow water to drip and to keep water pipes from freezing.
  • When going out of town, keep the thermostat at 55 degrees and ask a trusted neighbor or friend to watch your home for possible leaks. Also, turn your water off and drain water supply lines.

Keep in mind that homeowners’ insurance companies are more apt to pay your water damage claim if you can show that you have done your due diligence and maintained your property in a reasonable manner.

Long Term Strategies to Prevent Water Damage

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Long term strategies for water damage prevention involve regular home maintenance year round. Pipes in the water supply system that are exposed to cold outdoor air are more likely to freeze and burst. The main water pipe carrying water to your home is an example of such a pipe. Exterior wall water pipes as well as attic pipes, basement or crawlspace pipes and garage pipes are more liable to freeze and burst. With this in mind,

  • Check your water supply system regularly for possible leaks, cracks and regular wear and tear.
  • Address property maintenance issues promptly, before they get out of hand.
  • Winterize and insulate water pipes to minimize the likelihood of water damage from frozen and burst pipes in your home.
  • Seal and caulk both air and water leaks to prevent water pipes from freezing and bursting.
  • Consider adding insulation to your attic, basement or crawlspace.

Prevent Frozen Pipes from Bursting

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When pipes freeze in sub-zero weather and then thaw out as temperatures rise, frozen pipes tend to crack and burst, which causes water leaks and flooding. If you discover a frozen pipe in your home, you can still prevent it from bursting and causing water damage.

  • Turn off the main water supply.
  • Turn and leave your water taps on.
  • Remove valuables and household possessions from the area that might be exposed to water damage if the frozen pipe bursts.
  • Turn on the tap closest to the frozen pipe and gradually thaw out the ice in the frozen pipe by melting it with a heat pack. Begin applying heat at the area that is closest to the tap and slowly move further away towards the rest of the frozen pipe.

Additional Information For Wintertime Water Damage Prevention

Frozen Pipes – Prevention and Thawing

Call KW Construction and Restoration When Frozen Pipes Burst

If you are faced with an emergency water damage situation in your home or business property, give KW Construction and Restoration a call at 719-301-3737. When dealing with water damage emergencies, Immediate attention to the situation will minimize damage and prevent further loss. For an immediate remedy to any frozen pipe situation, contact us immediately.

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KW Construction & Restoration
1312 Pecan St
Colorado Springs, co 80904
KW Construction & Restoration
1001 Poplar Street
Leadville, co 80461