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Can Frozen Pipes Affect My Meadville Home?

1/27/2021 (Permalink)

Picture shows a close up of a frozen outdoor pipe with ice coming out of it. Pipes in outer walls, attics, and other areas less insulated are the most vulnerable to be frozen.

This winter, there is a hidden way water damage can cause damage to your home in Meadville. Pipes in your home can become cracked when water freezes and expands within them. Water expands 9% in volume when frozen. After there is water frozen in a pipe, a snowball effect occurs. Pipes do not burst due to radial expansion of water. Rather this newly formed ice will cause blockage in your pipes, and increase water pressure that bursts the pipes in your home.

Pipes in outer walls, attics, and other areas less insulated are the most vulnerable to be frozen. This vulnerability is increased if pipes are already cracked or loose to allow cold air to enter. In our area this can be more common than we think. It’s important to check pipes and areas of your home where cold air can be let in. This could be where phone and television lines are let in as well.

After a pipe bursts, your Meadville home can sustain significant water damage. This water damage can even lead to mold. What should you do if your pipes burst and you need to deal with water damage? You should immediately call SERVPRO of Crawford & NE Venango Counties. Our wide range of services include Water Damage Repair and Restoration as well as Mold Restoration and Remediation.

Water damage can be detrimental to parts of your home, and mold damage can travel rapidly if untreated. SERVPRO of Crawford & NE Venango Counties will come in and property clean up all water and then begin to restore damaged parts of your Meadville home. If mold is present, SERVPRO will contain the mold so it doesn’t spread, then begin removing it. We will eliminate the odor and restore your home to pre loss condition.

If your pipes burst, it’s important to act fast! The first 48-72 hours are crucial in fighting mold in your home. That’s why if your pipes have burst, and you sustain mold damage, call SERVPRO of NE Crawford & Venango Counties for all your restoration needs. Visit our Website or connect with us on Facebook to begin getting your home to pre loss condition today.

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