Burst and Leaking Pipes Repair
Commercial & Residential

Burst and Leaking Pipes Repair

When frozen pipes burst, it is crucial to act fast so you can control the damage. It is very easy for a small leak to turn into a nightmare in just a few hours.  If you suspect a frozen pipe is leaking or that it burst, contact a Green Restoration expert as soon as possible. The speed with which you react can be the difference between a small repair and thousands of dollars in damage.  If you want to reduce restoration costs and reduce property damage caused by burst and leaking frozen pipes, here are some tips to remember:

Immediately Turn Off Your Water Supply

As soon as frozen pipes burst, you need to cut off the water supply to your entire home. Usually, the shut-off valve is located opposite the entrance of the exterior pipe, inside your home. When the valve is not accessible or does not work, turn off the entire water system through the exterior cut-off valve, which is usually located close to your meter.

Check the Electrical System

Outages and sparking are extremely dangerous after any house flooding or leaking incident. These indicate electrical system damage. Only licensed electricians should handle repairs. Whenever you suspect any problem after frozen pipes burst, you have to turn off your electricity with the breaker panel or fuse box. 

Never risk your personal safety when around electricity and water. Even when you are sure the area is safe, it is still better to unplug all nearby fixtures and appliances.

Contact a Professional Water Damage Burst Pipe Repair Company

When pipes freeze in Connecticut, we get very busy because of countless service calls. We recommend that you contact Green Restoration immediately. Get in touch with us so we can get an initial understanding of damage extent. This helps us react fast and drastically reduce repair and cleanup costs. 

When you contact a professional restoration company, you are guaranteed that a certified team will visit your home. Experts will be able to easily handle all burst pipe water damage repairs. Remember that even some minor flooding will lead to serious home problems. Line up some professional help before you even think about proceeding with the repairs.

Address Water Leakage and Document All Water Damage

If you have the skills do perform this step, by all means, do so. Take a clamp repair kit and stop the water leakage so you can stabilize the pipe. This is a relatively simple repair process that sees you wrap a strong rubber sleeve around the pipe that burst. You then secure it with the use of metal clamps. In most situations, this is a technique that works. However, it is just a temporary fix and you should still contact professional water damage repair specialists. 

After the frozen burst pipes are controlled, it is time to document the damage. This should be done before cleanup since you will need to record damages and then show everything to the insurance provider.

What Professionals Do More

Green Restoration specialists will not only help you deal with the repair but will also help you cleanup all water damage properly. This can include several unexpected parts of your home, like drywall or even carpets in some rare situations. 

Besides complete water cleanup, we also completely dry out the affected area, sanitize it, and disinfect it. Try to do all that you can but to prevent further damage when the problem occurs but let the certified water repair specialists finish the project so you are guaranteed your property is safe. We’re available for you in all Connecticut counties and in Westchester County, NY.

Who We Help

Home Owners

We are available 24 hours a day to get any business back up and running. With our entire scope of restoration services available for our commercial clients, our highly experienced team will remedy any damage your company may face.

Real Estate Professionals

In any emergency that happens with your property, Green Restoration takes immediate response to begin the restoration process. Our team of experts can fix your home using the safest and most environmentally-friendly products available.

Property Managers

Whether you have a small school building or a higher education campus, Green Restoration Professionals will work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area so that normal operations can resume while we restore your facility.

Environmental Specialist

As a restoration partner, we are committed to building a lasting relationship that ensures satisfaction for both property owners and tenants alike, all while keeping costs down and minimizing liabilities.

Home Inspectors

As a restoration partner, we are committed to building a lasting relationship that ensures satisfaction for both property owners and tenants alike, all while keeping costs down and minimizing liabilities.

Healthcare Professionals

Whether you have a small school building or a higher education campus, Green Restoration Professionals will work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area so that normal operations can resume while we restore your facility.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our team experts have the equipment and expertise to restore damage caused to your property due to pre-water damage conditions. We make use of a scientific method to remove and completely clean up the water. Every water damage is different and has its own unique solution to it; however, the general process is the same and consists of the following steps:

Step 1- Contact

When you contact us, our specialist will ask you a couple of questions that will help us in dealing with your water problem efficiently and quickly. This initial contact is very necessary for an efficient and fast restoration.

Step 2- Water Damage Inspection and Assessment

We also inspect the water damage caused to your property and then create an effective plan for its successful restoration. This is a very important step.

Step 3- Water Extraction and Removal

Usually, thousands and hundreds of gallons of water are removed via pumps and vacuums. Our professionals focus on starting this process right away in order to reduce damage and help in the prevention of mold growth.

Step 4- Dehumidification and Drying

After the water is removed, our special equipment targets the water that is not easy to access. This process makes use of scientific drying methods in order to draw out the water and moisture left behind via dehumidifiers and air movers.

Step 5- Sanitizing and Cleaning

Water damage affects your furniture, belongings, clothing, and other items, and we ensure that your items can be revived back using different specialized techniques. Our experts also sanitize the area using antimicrobial treatments and remove odor via fogging equipment and industrial air scrubbers.

Step 6- Restoration

This is the last step and restores your property to its pre-damage condition. This restoration step can be minor such as replacing some drywall panels, and sometimes it can be major such as the reconstruction of the entire house.

After any water damage, your main focus must be safety. You should ask yourself if it is safe to stay in your house. Look out for electrical hazards and wet materials in the house that can cause slipping.

Once you’ve decided on whether it is safe in the house, you can move on with the dos and don’ts of water damage.

What To Do After A Flooding

  • Remove any excess water using a mop

  • Wipe the water from wooden furniture after removing table top items and lamps

  • Remove any wet cushions or upholstery

  • Turn the air conditioner on so that it gets completely dry

  • Move any art objects you have to a dry and safe place

  • Gather any loose items present on the floor

  • If you have coloured rugs, then remove them from the wet carpets

What To Not Do After A Flooding

  • Don’t leave any wet fabric in place

  • Do not leave magazines and books or other items on the floor

  • Do not use your household vacuum to remove the water

  • Avoid using household appliances or the television

  • Do not turn the ceiling fixture when it is wet, and do not go in the room where the ceiling is saggy

Water mitigation can come from many different sources and events, but there is something common with them all. The first thing is that water damage is one of the main reasons many house owners claim insurance every year. It is also one of the reasons why the insurance rate keeps on rising.

The second thing in common is that, if ignored, it can lead to hazards, so handling it right away is very important. Water damage restoration and mitigation services also include:

  • Water and fire mitigation

  • Water cleanup

  • Floor water mitigation

  • Water damage repairing

  • Floor restoration and water remediation

The amount of damage that occurred in your house determines the time it will take for the restoration to take place. Usually, a normal-sized room takes 72 hours for drying. Once it gets dry, it can take a week for mildew and mold removal, and then comes construction, which takes another couple of weeks.

The entire process can take anywhere from two weeks to a month, depending on the damage caused.

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