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Frozen Pipe

Michigan has cold, long winters. Although homebuilders take measures to insulate exposed pipes, it still may not be enough. Aswater within pipes freeze during the winter, the solid ice expands within the pipe. When temperatures return to above freezing, the pipes normally will return to their normal state.

However, overtime pipes can weaken and develop cracks along the way. Once the ice thaws within the waterline, it will not be long until a severe mess occurs.

 

When water damage strikes your property from a frozen pipe, you need to call a professional fast.

At DeShanoRestoration, we have made it a mission since 2011 to restore water damaged properties to their pre-loss condition. Working in the industry since 1966, we have the expertise to handle even the toughest restoration projects.

We can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our clients know that when an emergency strikes, our professional dispatchers will be able to take your call.

Serving the cities of Gladwin, Beaverton, West Branch, Standish, Midland, Coleman, Clare, Harrison, Pinconning, Sterling, Prudenville, Houghton Lake, Rose City, Lupton, Farwell, Sanford, Auburn, Linwood, Edenville, Hope, Mills Township, and Omer, we can quickly service you in the event of an emergency.

 

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To avoid frozen pipes, prevention is key

This winter, be proactive. Do not wait until a water line freezes before acting.  A few simple steps can protect pipes from long durations of sub-zero temperatures.

 

Strive for interior temperatures of 55 degrees or higher

Commonly, homeowners will turn down their thermostat when planning to go out of town to save money on their power bill. However, the lower temperatures can cause water lines to freeze if outside temperatures drop dramatically.

Keeping interior temperatures at a minimum of 55 degrees is ideal to help avoid pipes from freezing. The warmer temperatures keep interior water lines sufficiently climate controlled.

Seal gaps, windows and vents

To avoid bursts of cold, freezing air to enter the property, keep the windows properly sealed. Weather seals are easy to install, cost effective and can keep cold temperatures out of your property.

Other common areas for air leaks are gaps around electrical wiring, sealing openings near the exterior dryer vents, and address gaps around uninsulated pipes. Certified professionals can assist in the sealing process by using pipe insulation, caulk and other tools to protect water lines from freezing temperatures.

 

Keep basements heated

When applicable, keep basements heated. Using a small space heater or keeping the HVAC running in that area will help water lines along the main level stay above freezing.

 
Insulate unheated areas of the home and outside walls

Uninsulated pipes can become a liability during the winter. A certified professional can identify which pipes are vulnerable to freezing BEFORE winter hits. The insulation process can protect exposed pipes from freezing, while protecting your property from unexpected water damage.

 

Turn water faucets to a drip during sub-freezing temperatures

Continuous water flow can prevent pipes from freezing unexpectedly. Fortunately keeping your faucets at a continuous drip can prevent freezing. The constant flow keeps water flowing just enough to avoid a complete freeze. If the water continues to move, nasty cracks and excessive water damage can be avoided.

 

 

 

 

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Despite best prevention efforts, failures can happen

Mother nature is unpredictable and despite best efforts, water lines can still freeze and burst. When this occurs do not panic. There is a systemized approach to take when facing water damage resulting from a freezing pipe.

  1. In the case of a frozen pipe break, shut off the main water line immediately.
  2. Make sure you educate yourself and your entire family the location of the waterline.
  3. Call a certified professional- DeShanoRestoration is certified by the IICRC and is fully equipped with the tools and equipment to mitigate your property.
  4. Avoid using any electrical appliances or systems within the property- at DeShanoRestoration, safety is key. Do not use any electrical appliances until the property has been deemed safe.
  5. Contact your insurance company- Call your insurance adjuster and report the damage. They can help start a claim, and work on subsidizing the repair costs.

 

Experts in Frozen Pipe Mitigation, Choose DeShano Restoration

If a water freezes on your property and leads to water damage, it is important to have an action plan in place.

With over 50 years of construction experience, we founded DeShanoRestoration in 2011.  We believe a large portion of our success is staying active within our industry. That is why we are affiliated with the Better Business Bureau, National Restoration Network, IICRC, Associated General Contractors of America, Restoration Industry Association, Michigan Association of Homebuilders and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our team is readily available to take your call. Most of our emergencies happen AFTER business hours, and we have the team to ensure your water damage call is handled promptly and professionally.

Licensed, bonded and insured, we take on the entire project from start to finish while working directly with your insurance company to help process the claim along.

Serving the cities of Gladwin, Beaverton, West Branch, Standish, Midland, Coleman, Clare, Harrison, Pinconning, Sterling, Prudenville, Houghton Lake, Rose City, Lupton, Farwell, Sanford, Auburn, Linwood, Edenville, Hope, Mills Township, and Omer, we can quickly service you in the event of an emergency.

 

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