Although it's common for your drains to get clogged, it's a problem you shouldn't take lightly. Blockages, whether they're caused by ice or accumulated debris, can prevent water from flowing freely. If they aren't removed properly, the pressure inside the system will increase. This results in the pipes expanding which often causes them to burst.
A burst pipe is a catastrophe that's difficult to handle. Not only does it damage your plumbing system and your property, but it can also invite waterborne viruses and bacteria into your home.
As such, it's in your best interest to prevent it at all costs. There are several things you can do to avoid creating this disaster, but the simplest methods include the following:
Nevertheless, you need to realize these tips can't always neutralize the threat. In some situations, the blockage is so bad the pipes burst even before you're able to apply any of these solutions.
Buffalo Restoration has been repairing burst pipes since 1991, so we know how to deal with your disaster even if your predicament looks grim. Our company has the experience and the necessary equipment to stop the disaster from harming your property. Our technicians are also fully licensed, certified, and have the skills to approach the problem effectively. Not only will they repair the burst pipe quickly, but they'll remediate the affected areas to put a stop to water damage's heels.
We'll use state of the art inspection techniques such as thermal imaging cameras and moisture meters to assess the level of moisture in the drywall, carpet, padding, and sub floor. Then we'll share our findings with you and explain them so that you understand. We'll give recommendations so you can decide what to do next.
Next we'll start the drying process which may include hardwood flooring drying systems, desiccant or refrigerant dehumidifiers, wall cavity drying equipment, truck-mounted extraction equipment for in-place drying, and turbo drying fans. After we've set up our drying equipment, we'll monitor the moisture and make adjustments to maximize the drying.
Depending on the extent of the damage, some reconstruction may be required. Our one-stop shop can take your project from start to finish and put everything back together again, cleaner and better than ever.