Frozen Pipe Damage in Businesses
Commercial Frozen Pipe Repair and Restoration Services
Water leaks from frozen pipes can cause a devasting loss of time and money for your business. But rest assured, ServiceMaster DSI can help and do so while minimizing business interruption.
We have over 40 years of experience in dealing with flooding from frozen pipe damage. All of our technicians are certified by the IICRC, the regulatory body for water damage restoration. In addition, we are licensed, bonded and insured so you can rest easy knowing you are in highly trained and capable hands.
At ServiceMaster DSI, we will contact you within an hour and be can on-site within two to four hours of your first call. We will use our extensive and proven frozen pipe damage process to return your business to pre-loss condition as quickly as possible.
ServiceMaster DSI Frozen Pipe Damage Cleanup Process :
- Inspect and Assess Damage
- Create Customized Restoration Plan For Your Business
- Packout Business Contents
- Remove Water
- Additional Services
How Frozen Pipes Occur
Frozen pipes are a major water damage risk during frigid temperatures. Pipes can freeze at your property when temperatures drop rapidly or stay below the freezing point (32° Fahrenheit/ 0° Celsius) for an extended period of time. Once a pipe freezes, it will expand. This can cause the pipe to crack or break and cause your business to flood. Even a small pipe crack can cause major flood damage to your business. In just one day, 250 gallons of water can be discharged from a 1/8-inch pipe crack.
How to Prevent Frozen Pipes from Freezing at Your Business
Sometimes frozen pipes can be prevented. Below are a few prevention tips.
- Add Insulation
- Turn Up the Heat – Maintain a minimum of 40° F (4.4° C)
- Drain Water Pipes That Do Not Require Use During Winter Months
- Let Water Faucets drip
- Open Cabinets
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Frozen Pipe Symptoms
Below are some warning signs that your business may have frozen pipes or water damage from busted pipes.
- Low or No Running Water
- Water Bill Has Gone Up
- Frost on Pipes
- Strange Odors
How to Thaw a Frozen Pipe
If you know your pipes are frozen, you need to thaw them out quickly or the pipes could burst and cause extensive water damage to your property. Below are a few tips to thaw frozen pipes:
- Turn Up the Heat
- Thaw Pipes with Blow Dryer or Hot Towels
- Thaw with Space Heater or Heat Lamp
- Use Electric Heat Tape
- Send Salt Water Down the Drain
You will know your pipe is unfrozen once the water starts trickling out of the faucet or down the drain. After you have running water, let the water run for a while to completely clear the pipe. Then turn off the faucet and check the pipe for water leaks.
- Shut off Water
- Shut Off Water Heater
- Check for Water Damage
- Call a Water Damage Restoration Company such as, ServiceMaster DSI
If you experience frozen water pipes, ServiceMaster DSI is here for you 24/7/365. Contact us at 844-413-3130 or submit a service request form below.