A burst pipe
and the water damage
it causes is a disaster when it strikes your home. A broke pipe is not always obvious to the naked eye and can slowly sneak up on you or hit you suddenly. No matter how it strikes, it's critical to fix thewater damagefast.
When a pipe bursts
or just starts leaking, it could be located anywhere including in the walls, the foundation, in the attic, basement, or ceiling. It's rare for a burst pipe not to cause a significant amount of water damage repairs. A broken pipe upstairs will damage the drywall and flooring in the room below and the areas adjacent to it.
Finding the water damage
to fix can be easy if a water heater appliance leaks, or a violent rain storm that damages roof tiles or shingles. But a burst pipe is usually subtle and slow to reveal itself. A possible cause ofwater damagecould be plumbing behind the walls of hot water pipe that expanded, causing a leak between joints. The leak typically disappears when the pipes cools, making detection nearly impossible until it is too late.
It's important to understand the extent to fix water damage so that clean up and repair can be thorough and effective. While some water damage is immediately apparent, hidden damage that causes mold
may take months or even years to develop. However, water damage mold
can develop in as little as 24 hours. Thorough drying of the damaged area, as well as replacing such porous materials as carpeting, drywall, and ceiling tiles, will minimize and possibly prevent a mold or mildew problem.
Cat 1 Restoration is based in Pompano Beach FL 33060 and owner J.W. Cooper has
more than 25 years' experience in all areas of water, fire, and mold
restoration. The Cat 1 staff is also certified and experienced, which means
they are able to properly assess your specific problem, plan a course of action
and begin the restoration process. Prompt response and immediate service means
that your water, fire, or mold damage is taken care of, and all work is backed
by the industry's most comprehensive guarantee.
Is a burst pipe covered by insurance?
Burst pipescan be a financial headache for homeowners. Fortunately, home insurance typically covers unexpectedburst pipesand thewater damagethat results, according to the Insurance Information Institute. However, you won't be covered if the damage results from a slow leak that went unfixed for months.
Aburst pipecan mean anything from a sink valve blow-out to a water main fracture and anything in between. The most critical aspect of dealing with a burst pipe is turning off the water supply and stopping the flow of water. If the pipe is in a crawl space or a basement, the water is fairly well contained. But if the pipe that burst is in a household setting, such as a toilet feed or an under-sink supply line, drying out the area becomes a bit more complex depending upon how much water has inundated the house.
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Home insurance scenarios?
Scenario No. 1:The temperature drops to 10 below zero, causing your water pipes to freeze and burst. Your floor is now covered in 6 inches of water.
Are you covered?Yes, you're covered for water damage from burst pipes, but most policies won't cover you if you've left the house unoccupied and without heat. If that's the case, your claim could be denied because you've failed to perform the necessary upkeep that would prevent the accident.
Scenario No. 2: A hose from your washing machine bursts, flooding the area.
Are you covered?Yes. But it depends on your home insurance company's view of the problem: Did you fail to maintain the washer properly or did sudden, accidental damage cause the flood? Usually, water from a broken appliance will be covered.
Leak Detection using an InfraRed Camera South Florida
Uses of Infrared Detection
Structures and buildings can be plagued by problems that are often impossible to detect by simple visual inspection alone. These problems can include but are not limited to:
Moisture damage due to aging piping systems, poor installation practices, and ice dams. Energy loss through insulation 'holes' such as those found in roofs or around windows.
Untreated water leaks will continue to grow as shown by this interior wall image. See below the leak is in blue behind the sheetrock.
Some leaks, especially small, hidden leaks, can go unnoticed for an extended period of time. You may find that an annual maintenance appointment is needed, especially if you live in or own a building that is over twenty five years old, which is the typical lifespan for underground pipes. We can assess your pipes using non-destructive methods quickly and easily, allowing you to find the source of potential problems before they end up costing you.
It is important that you watch out for signs of leakages and find the source of that leakage so that it can be fixed before it is too late.
To limit your hassles and losses, you should lose no time in calling out water leak detection service to your South Florida property.
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"I would like to highly recommend the company CAT 1 Restoration LLC for water damage restoration in a residence. We were out of town when our water heater flooded our home. I contacted Jay Cooper at 10:30pm and he responded immediately with blowers and vacuums and tackled the job with expertise. Jay was easy to communicate with and answered all our questions throughout the ordeal. CAT 1's blowers stayed at our home for a week and Jay meet with our insurance adjuster. Because of Jay and his company we feel the water damage was less extensive than if we had used another company."