We Act Fast In Nashua After A Water Loss
Water Damage Nashua – Pipes Freeze in Rooms Without Heat
Cold winters can freeze water pipes quickly, even inside your home. Many homeowners try to conserve energy and expenses in the winter by turning down the thermostat and turning off hot air vents in unused rooms. There can be a downside to this strategy, especially if there are water pipes in these rooms or the walls during a cold spell.
SERVPRO responds to water damage events in Nashua in all kinds of weather. Frozen pipes inside walls can cause water leakage in the immediate room, as well as the rooms below. Often the water leak is not noticed until the cold spell is over and the pipes thaw out. Water can spray inside the walls for hours before being noticed.
The immediate solution is to turn off the main water supply and thaw out the pipes. A plumber can repair the pipe, replacing the section that cracked when the water pipe froze. SERVPRO can assist in these water damage situations. Our main objective is to remove any standing water and dry out the walls and floors.
Heater and air movers may be installed to raise the temperature in the affected areas to absorb the moisture from the structure. In many cases, the drywall or paneling must be removed. Soaked insulation must also be removed to expose all areas that are wet or damp. Hot, warm air can quickly absorb moisture and dry the area. SERVPRO also uses infrared moisture meters to help identify areas that may require further treatment.
As water evaporates from an area, the surface is cooler, while dry areas remain at room temperature. This difference in temperature shows up on an infrared scan and helps identify areas that still contain moisture and require further moisture abatement. Many clients are surprised how far water can travel in a short time frame. Failure to remove the moisture and treat these areas can lead to structural damage and mold.
Call SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Nashua and the surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.
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