Frozen Pipes Cause Water and Mold Damage
December 27, 2017 Comments Off on Frozen Pipes Cause Water and Mold Damage About Mold, Cause Mold, Commercial, House Mold, Prevent Mold, Property Maintenance, Winter Ben Fetzer

Frozen pipes can cause lots of damage in a short amount of time. Water expands when it freezes and quickly can create havoc in the most beautiful homes and buildings. This expansion process puts enormous pressure on the pipes. No matter how flexible the pipe material is, it can eventually break. And if it breaks we will have to call a plumber.

The pipes exposed to intense temperatures are the first to freeze. Such as pipes located in foundation walls, basements, attics, and crawl spaces. First of all, give extra care to pipes located on exterior walls. Especially during times of extremely cold temperatures and high wind. Hence, before a pipe break happens, we have to do something on our part to prevent it from happening. Because most water damage and mold problems can be avoided. By removing all or at least most of the water from the pipes. So that it will not expand and cause damage when it freezes.

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

  • Have all pipes in cold areas properly insulated
  • Monitor interior temperatures to remain above freezing
  • Pour antifreeze in lines that will be subjected to freezing temperatures
  • Open taps to allow for a slow and steady stream of water

Also, it is best to locate all of the water shut off valves. So you are prepared in an emergency situation.

In addition to interior prevention. It is optimal to prevent freezing of exterior water lines as well. You can install high pressure compressed air fittings or “end of the line” drain valves. For external piping and irrigation lines in areas suffering from freezing. The air compressor accessories will allow you to blow all the water out of the high-pressure airlines. So they are empty for the winter season. Keeping the water in the flow and maintaining the clearance of the drainage lines will help in avoiding the freezing.

What to Do During a Water Leak?

Taking quick action is the very step to minimizing damage resulting from freezing pipes. Immediately contracting water damage restoration services is the first step to removing the water and preventing mold. If water damage is not remedied within 48 hours, it is recommended to contact a mold remediation company. A water damage company will not have the experience necessary to deal with mold contamination. Remember mold forms quickly. Thereby affecting your home or office’s indoor air quality. That is why you want to contract with a certified and experienced mold professional.

About The Author
Ben Fetzer Ben Fetzer, is the founder and owner of Fresh Start Restoration of Kansas City. He is passionate about informing and educating you the customer. By providing you with insider industry information, he empowers you with knowledge and tools to properly compare companies and spot unethical sales practices. Which unfortunately is far too common in the mold remediation industry. By sharing stories and providing professional tips he gives you the ability to make the right decision for your mold problem! Ben is an experienced mold expert with over 15 years in the cleaning & restoration industry! He has received official training and certifications from the IICRC, ICRA, and NORMI. His history of high integrity and superior quality has made him a leader in the remediation industry. Thereby giving customers outstanding customer experience! Which has resulted in a long history of consistent 5-Star customer ratings since the company began in 2008!