The issue with frozen pipes that burst or break is what to do next and how to fix the issue immediately before it causes more damage to the home or building. In Saskatchewan & Alberta there are a lot of older homes and the pipes are aged which causes them to break easier.
Steps For Frozen Pipe Bursts:
- Contact The Insurance Company
- Obtain Claim Number
- Call A Reputable Plumber (You don’t have to go with the insurance companies recommendation)
- Get The Pipe Fixed To Stop The Leak
- Call A Reputable Certified Restoration Firm (You don’t have to go with the insurance companies recommendation)
- Issue Should Be Resolved
The steps aren’t difficult but figuring out the source of the water leak and which pipes are broken can be which is why it’s preferred to call a good plumber. Many reputable restoration companies should have a list of plumbers that they work with or have worked with in the past that could be a good source for a referral if needed. Frozen pipe bursts happen when the weather goes below 30 degrees and is more prevalent as the weather gets colder.
What To Look For In A Water Restoration Firm?
Firstly, look for a firm with good reviews online, remember not all reviews are truthful as the industry has competitors and competition sometimes tends to leave negative remarks. Look at the testimonials on the website to see past work performance. Also, check the BBB to make sure the business is in good standing. Make sure the certifications check out and it’s not an online only water damage certification. Two professional organizations are the IICRC. IICRC certification offers courses to learn about the water damage industry and obtain the training necessary to understand how to properly dry a building rather than just an online course. got mold? has experienced technicians on every job site.
How Do I Know If My Insurance Company Will Accept Your Estimate?
When choosing a company on your own, the same procedures will apply as if you choose the recommended company by the insurance agent. got mold? uses an insurance approved software which is accepted by most insurance companies and has worked for the customer to obtain the best possible outcome for our customers. Our team of water cleanup specialists are skilled in obtaining a proper remediation and certified by the IICRC for water restoration projects. Call us today to find out more about our team of water damage experts!