Winter freeze may lead to costly repairs
When a hard arctic blasts approaches most homeowners go through the checklist to ensure their water pipes stay intact as the temperature plummets. First, keep the inside water faucets on a fast drip. Make sure all water pipes going into and out of the house are insulated. Then make sure all water spigots outside are covered up and the garden hoses detached and put away. Finally, check other water areas like swimming pools or fountains to ensure the pipes are properly insulated. When that freezing blast hits, pray that you didn’t miss anything.
Once the cold spell is over, it’s good to make an inspection to be sure everything is okay. If a pipe freezes and breaks, the problem can grow progressively in a short time. If the leaking pipe is inside a wall, you might not know it until a wet stain on your drywall becomes obvious in which case the problem may already be getting big. This needs to be remediated quickly. When dealing with leaking pipes and water damage in your home or business, procrastination is your worst enemy. Damage to wood and drywall will only get worse.
Adding insult to injury, when moisture gets into your walls or other confined areas, it becomes a breeding ground for micro-organism infestations such as black mold – your house is sick and in need of professional cure, before it can create a serious health risk.
Whether the damage has created a problem in your home or workplace, call HCI Fire and Water Restoration at 877-586-2924. We are available for your call 24/7. We service seven counties: Anson, Chesterfield, Marlboro, Moore, Richmond, Robeson, and Scotland. Our experts will restore your premises quickly and efficiently to a quality at least equal of what it was before the damage.
What to do about a leaky pipe:
If the freezing cold has led to pipe damage that is releasing water into your residence or business, you need to follow a simple procedure without delay:
Step 1: First, you should contact your insurance company when discovering water damage, mold damage or damage from a natural disaster and decide if you’re going to submit a claim. Frozen and busted water pipes fall into the last category. The first two are what bring in the real trouble
Step 2: Quick response from you, the property owner, will help eliminate additional damage, so calling HCI Fire and Water Restoration to mitigate your restoration should be your next move.
Step 3: HCI professionals will come to your home and evaluate the damage. Should your home need emergency restoration, temporary board up, or just an estimate for the repairs, we can help you through every step.
Step 4: HCI will be in contact with your insurance adjuster and make sure they receive all the necessary paperwork to complete your claim. Our certified estimators will complete a thorough walk-through with your adjuster, if needed, to make sure everyone is in agreement with the scope of work needed to return your home to its condition before the damage.
Step 5: Once finalization of your restoration and repair needs is completed, we can then begin the process to restore your home.
Step 6: As the property owner, you can make selections regarding the interior elements of your home. You have the capabilities to make cabinet selections, flooring choices and paint colors should the need arise.
Step 7: Once all work has been completed, our estimators will conduct a final walk-through to make sure everything is completed
HCI Fire and Water Restoration is committed to providing residential and commercial property owners with exceptional service. Planning and executing a solid restoration plan will minimize your losses when the hard winter weather wreaks havoc on your property. Our professionals work closely with engineers, architects, insurance people, and homeowners associations in the process of restoring your damaged home or business.
After our initial inspection of your property and damage, we will provide our professional recommendations so that you can make an informed decision as to how you wish to proceed with your restoration. When the restoration is complete HCI will provide its customers with helping in filing a claim and seeing it through.
We have the resources to make emergency repairs and services, turn-key restoration, expert testimony, and analytical estimates. Our state-of-the-art technology will enable us present your damages and prepare a reconstruction program to expedite needed restoration on your commercial or residential properties. With years of experience and accumulated knowledge, we can offer a level of professionalism many competitors can’t duplicate.