Plumbing pipe burst - Kitchen water damage cleanup and mitigation
When pipes freeze in extreme winter weather and then thaw out as temperatures rise, these pipes tend to crack and burst, causing leaking and flooding.
A home in Brooklyn without a working furnace even for a couple of hours or if the thermostat is too low can cause serious damage. Recently SERVPRO was called out to a home that was for sale in the area to mitigate a water damage. Upon entering the home, the technicians discovered several feet of standing water in the basement. Moisture from the basement caused extensive damage to the upper floors. Most of the materials including walls, ceilings, floors, and cabinets removed due to the water damage.
Prevent frozen pipes from damaging your home by keeping your home’s thermostat no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit. If you will be out of the home for a lengthy period, consider shutting off and draining your water system.
If you suspect water damage, SERVPRO of Southwest Brooklyn uses the latest technology to locate and detect even the smallest amounts of moisture in a home or business. After locating the water damage, our technicians are trained in water extraction and drying to help you get back to normal quickly.