Why Quick Action After A Burst Pipe is Important: Water Damage Get’s Much Worse With Time

Category: Water Damage Restoration

One issue that is common during the Minnesota winter is a burst pipe. When the weather is below freezing, the water in your pipes can freeze and expand, causing ruptures. Water can then flow freely out of that rupture and into your home, often causing major damage. 

While almost any pipe bursting is a serious problem, everything gets worse when it isn’t stopped right away. We often see our worst water damage cases happen when homeowners are out of town and unaware. Freezing weather and frequent travel can be a recipe for disaster for Twin Cities homeowners.

Beyond the amount of water that can get into your home, there are several other reasons why water damage gets much worse when it’s not stopped and restored right away.

In this article, we will share the four most important reasons why water damage (from burst pipes or any other source) must be restored right away:
  1. Rapid water extraction stops damage and reduces drying time
  2. Restoration instead of replacement will reduce your repair costs
  3. Prevent structural damage: both now and in the future
  4. Protect your yourself and your loved ones from health risks

Reason One: Rapid Water Extraction Stops Damage and Reduces Drying Time

When you get help with a burst pipe right away, a water damage restoration team will arrive with special tools that rapidly extract the standing water from your property. Getting the water out quickly and starting the drying process with industrial air movers and dehumidifiers stops a lot of damage before it starts.  Mold will start to grow in less than 24 hours, so immediate action is key.

Reason Two: Restoration Instead of Replacement Will Reduce Your Repair Costs

A frozen, burst pipe in the ceiling or on an upper floor of your Minneapolis home can be especially disastrous. Coming from above, water damage can rain down on your flooring, walls, furniture, electronics, artwork, cabinets, documents, and appliances. Getting help right away from a water damage restoration professional can increase your chances of saving many of your possessions. 

At Green Clean, we have the equipment and expertise to dry, clean, and restore many parts of your home that were affected by water damage. We will assess the extent of the damage, and will immediately start the water extraction and professional drying processes that will prevent further deterioration. This process will allow you to restore many damaged elements of your home, instead of having the expense of replacements. 

Reason Three: Prevent Structural Damage, Both Now And In The Future 

Water flowing into places it should not be can cause major damage to almost every element of your home. Drywall can swell and collapse, wood can warp and rot, mold starts to grow, and even your electrical system can be damaged enough to cause a fire. Plus, if you don’t take care of water damage as soon as it happens, the damage will continue to get worse. 

Prolonged exposure to water will damage the actual structure of your home, from the floors and foundation to the walls and ceilings. Additionally, if a water damaged home is not fully dried out before the walls or flooring are replaced, extremely expensive mold damage can still occur, often hidden until it’s a huge problem. By getting professional help right away, you can get the water out – completely. This will minimize the extent of the damage, preventing the need for more extensive repairs in the future.

Reason Four: Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones From Health Risks

Water damage that stands unnoticed can create a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, mildew,  and other harmful microorganisms. Exposure to these nasty things can lead to respiratory issues, allergies, gastrointestinal issues, and numerous other health problems. When you get help right away from water damage restoration professionals, you will be eliminating both moisture and potential health hazards from your home. 

Stop Damage From Frozen Pipes Right Away With Help From Green Clean

Every Twin Cities homeowner understands the problems that frozen pipes can cause. We all take precautions to avoid it happening, but a long trip, a power outage, a furnace failure, or even just severe weather can make it unavoidable. If you are faced with a water damaged home or business, Green Clean is here to help. Our experienced teams can respond 24/7, taking fast action which will allow you to enjoy peace of mind that your home was restored completely and safely. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.

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