Frozen Pipes When water freezes in pipes, the results can spell disaster if the pipe bursts and water floods your home or business property. In colder climates where prolonged sub-freezing temperatures are likely to occur, damage from a burst frozen pipe is a major risk all property owners face. And, the damage can be extensive if the problem is not addressed thoroughly or promptly. Not only does the entire area where the pipe burst get flooded with water, the building structure, contents, and furnishings can sustain damage and, if the water is not thoroughly extracted and dried, the potential for mold growth in damp conditions—a serious health threat to many—is very real. If you’ve experienced a burst frozen pipe, call the experts at WARREN CLEANING AND RESTORATION right away. We specialize in residential and commercial water damage cleanup and restoration services, and are available to take your emergency call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We work hard to clean up any water damage you may have sustained, and will do what it takes to restore your home to its pre-water-damage condition. With individualized service, every customer can rest assured that we have their needs in mind at all times. We follow a proven process to make sure the job is done right and gives you full peace of mind. The team of professionals at WARREN CLEANING AND RESTORATION possess the experience and skills to care for all your residential flood damage and restoration needs. You can trust and rely on us to use safe, proven methods to ensure every last sign of water damage is properly and thoroughly removed from your residential or business property and belongings. We have offices in the southwest Virginia and western North Carolina areas, and serve a 2-hour radius from each of our family-owned and run locations. When flooding from a burst frozen pipe occurs, call WARREN CLEANING AND RESTORATION immediately at: Big Stone Gap, VA—servicing southwest Virginia: 276-220-5171 Hendersonville, NC—our new office servicing western North Carolina: 828-595-4776 We are licensed, bonded, and insured, and all WARREN CLEANING AND RESTORATION professionals treat you courteously and your property as if it were their own. We require all of our technicians to possess certification from the IICRC—the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification, the organization that certifies and sets the standards for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries, and also from MICRO— the nationally recognized Mold Inspection Consulting & Remediation Organization. And, to ensure you receive the maximum benefit for the damage caused to your home or business as a result of a burst frozen pipe, we facilitate the insurance claims process with our online DASH system where we store all our notes, photos, and documents relating to your claim. We send a link to both you and your insurance company so you’ll both always have live access to complete information about your problem and to ensure the speediest possible claim handling. Why Does a Frozen Pipe Burst? Interior water pipes located in an unheated or poorly insulated space are vulnerable to freezing and bursting. Exposure to an exterior temperature of just 20 degrees Fahrenheit for an extended period of time is all that is needed for pipes to freeze. Fissures and openings in the walls allow cold air to enter and come into contact with pipes, ultimately causing them to freeze. Outside, pipes for hoses, water sprinklers, or swimming pool lines are also susceptible to freezing. When a pipe freezes, the water inside it can freeze too. When we think of a pipe bursting from freezing, most people envision the bursting where the frozen water has built up and created an ice blockage. In fact, the pipe bursts because there is increased water pressure downstream from the section of the pipe where the water inside has frozen. While it is not always possible to prevent a water pipe from freezing and bursting, home and business owners can take steps to lessen the chance of it happening. Steps to take include: wrapping or insulating pipes, sealing holes and cracks in the walls to stop the flow of cold air inside, keeping interior temperatures sufficiently high, opening cupboard doors where sinks are located next to exterior walls if going away, and fully draining susceptible water systems when possible. WARREN CLEANING AND RESTORATION follows a careful, step-by-step process to take care of your burst pipe problem. After first taking steps to ensure the source of water entry is shut off, we: Our skilled technicians take utmost care with your home or business property. We know that the longer the water stands, the greater the potential for structural damage and spoilage of furnishings and personal belongings. Working quickly and efficiently, they do what it takes to restore your property to its pre-damage condition. We properly dispose of items, furnishings, and other belongings that cannot be salvaged, and treat those that can be dried and restored to ensure they are completely dry and free of moisture that could lead to mold and mildew. The Benefits of Using WARREN CLEANING AND RESTORATION Are Many High quality work—every time 24/7/365 availability State-of-the-art equipment and procedures Fast, friendly, courteous service Highly trained, qualified technicians Free estimates and reasonable pricing Insurance claim support, fair estimates with Xactimate® Safe, effective cleaning and restoration methods Certified, licensed, bonded, insured Satisfaction guarantee We at WARREN CLEANING AND RESTORATION understand the how difficult and frustrating it can be to deal with a frozen pipe issue. You can trust us to have the knowledge and experience to properly and thoroughly handle any frozen or burst water pipe problem you have. Available 24/7, call the location closest to where your home or business is located: Big Stone Gap, VA—servicing Southwest Virginia: 276-220-5171 Hendersonville, NC—our new office servicing Western North Carolina: 828-595-4776 Our pros look forward to serving you with quality care and full attention to detail—and to handling your burst frozen pipe issue to your complete satisfaction.