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Water Damage in Phoenix from Frozen Pipes

Frozen Pipes Cause Water Damage in Phoenix, AZ

Although primarily a hot climate, in the winter months, freezing temperatures occasionally grace Phoenix. Consequently, when temps reach this freezing point, properties are at risk for water damage. Why does water in a pipe freeze and how can you prevent a pipe burst and the water damage it causes? Let’s take a closer look. Burst in a Frozen Pipe

Pipes first need freezing temperatures to freeze. Be on the lookout for temps at or below 32º. Because weather gets forecasted out enough to give us time to prepare, there are steps you can take to prevent water damage from happening. But water damage isn’t the only major problem. Having frozen pipes can also restrict or completely block water from flowing and no running water poses multiple issues. The blockage is also what causes a pipe to burst. Pressure builds up between the water supply and the blockage (frozen water inside the pipe) causing the pipe to expand then eventually burst.

So freezing temps are coming, now what? Pipes most at risk for freezing are those with the most exposure. These would be pipes in basements, attics, and outside. Pipes in exterior walls are also at risk. Once you’ve identified the “at risk” pipes, you have to think, “How can I keep them warm?”

Keeping pipes warm enough to prevent freezing

Water in a pipe freezes because there’s a lack of insulating factors surrounding it. Short of having your pipes professionally insulated, there are a few things you can do yourself. Exterior pipes such as hose spigots can be wrapped with a thick blanket, as well as an exposed interior pipe. This is just one quick and easy method of prevention. Frozen pipe prevention, identification and action

But what about the pipes that aren’t exposed, and those you can’t reach, such as pipes inside exterior wall cavities? One method that works well and will also keep pressure from building up is to open the faucet(s), both cold and hot. But not fully open. We’re talking just a slow slow drip. This typically keeps water flowing enough and warm enough to prevent freeze. Keeping the space inside warmer helps too. Leaving sink cabinet doors open helps too. For additional and more detailed information on this part of the equation, check out this article on frozen pipes.

Unfortunately the frozen pipe burst… Now what?

In the unfortunate event a frozen pipe burst causing water damage, we are available 24/7 to help you clean up the mess. We’ve helped many Phoenix property owners with water damage caused by frozen pipes. Preventing further damage and repair cost hinges on response time. Calling a water damage company out immediately can literally save you thousands in repair costs.

You may have insurance coverage for your water damage

Property owners insurance may be available to cover your costs. However, find out if you have coverage BEFORE faced with water damage.

If you have coverage, we will work with your adjuster and help you through the entire process. We’ll even bill your insurance company direct for our services. What’s more, we accept all insurance. We’ve been serving Phoenix and it’s surrounding cities for many years and have built great relationships with many adjusters in the area.

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Water Removal Services in Phoenix, AZ

When water damage strikes, and there’s water everywhere inside your home, you need fast help from a water restoration company. Because we understand the urgency caused by water damage, our crews are on call 24 hours a day; 365 days a year. In most cases, we’ll be onsite extracting water in 60 min or less. Thousands of dollars in secondary damages can be saved when mitigation starts immediately. This is why we come ready to work. Water Cleanup Company in Phoenix

We arrive onsite with a truck-mounted water removal machine, structural drying equipment, and more. If we can’t access your standing water with our truck-mount, we have powerful portable water extraction machines too. We’re able to handle small or large water damages, and everything in between. We can even provide reconstruction services. Our mission is to lift the burden these damages create and help you every step of the way.

Water Damage Insurance Claim or Out of Pocket Expense

Water damage can be rather costly. As such, an insurance claim may be ideal to cover this cost. We’ve worked with all major carriers and will help you set up your claim if you’d like. Additionally, we can bill your insurance for our services, if your loss has coverage. If you’re not sure whether you have coverage, contact your agent before filing your claim. Filing a claim first may result in a denial and may still show up on your home’s history. Good news is, most residential water damages are covered by homeowner’s insurance. There are three types of water damage however which may not be covered. These are floods (outside water coming into your home), sewer backups, and mold growth. Water Removal Company Phoenix AZ

If your loss is relatively small, and you’d rather not file a claim, we can provide you a written estimate for your repairs prior to starting. One instance where not filing a claim would be ideal is when the cost of repair is close to or less than your deductible. Everyone’s financial situation is different so the choice is completely yours to make. The most important thing to remember though is time is not on your side. The longer you wait to mitigate and repair your loss, the more damage there will be and the more costly it will become.

If you need help navigating these decisions, or if you’d like an onsite evaluation prior to making them, give us a call and we’d be happy to help.

Recommendations if You Have Water Damage in Your Phoenix Home

Water damage in Phoenix is very common

Water damage is one of the most filed property damage claims in Phoenix. That may surprise some, but when you think about it, it really isn’t that surprising at all. Consider the fact that there are more than 600,000 housing units alone, each with plumbing as a water source. Not to mention all other types of structures and buildings. Most water damage occurrences are the result of a plumbing failure. Some are small and some are large enough to cause millions of dollars in damages.

There’s a good chance you’ll experience a water damage situation at least once in your lifetime. Be it large or small, knowing exactly what to do in this situation can make all the difference in the world. It can literally save you thousands of dollars in repair costs and content replacements.

Recommendations When Faced With Water Damage

So what do you do when faced with a water damage situation? There are numerous factors to consider when determining the proper steps to take. for the sake of this article, we’ll try and keep it as simple as possible.

Recommendation 1:

WHEN IN DOUBT CALL A PROFESSIONAL! We are available valley wide 24 hours a day; 365 days a week. Just call (480) 201-9265 and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Recommendation 2:

Safety First and Always! If your situation is relatively small, and you’re feeling up for the task, this is the FIRST and MOST important step. Buildings have two things, that when mixed, can make for a potentially deadly scenario; water and electricity. If electrical shock is a potential hazard in your situation, be sure to shut the power off at the main breaker before entering wet areas where electrical sources are submerged/affected.

Other safety hazards to consider are slippery surfaces and collapsed ceilings. One should also consider the “type” of water present and if there’s a possibility for the presence of bacteria and/or viruses. Such water can be the cause of a sewer backup or actual flood waters from outside the home. Two examples of flood water are irrigation or heavy rains breaching a door or window to your home.

Once ALL safety hazards are identified and properly addressed it’s time for the next recommendation.

Recommendation 3:

Secure Contents and Personal Belongings in Order of Priority. Everyone’s priority levels will be different so it’s best to take inventory BEFORE you’re faced with a water damage situation. Take a look around your home and see what’s directly on the ground. This includes footings of furniture and drapery. In a “ground level” water loss, these items are typically first to be affected. For example, books or paper documents, shoes, clothing, or items stored under beds. Ask yourself, if there were an inch or two of water on the ground, would these items be ruined? If the answer is yes, a plan of action should be made.

Recommendation 4:

Remove as much “standing water” as possible. DO NOT USE ANYTHING THAT ISN’T MEANT TO SUCK UP WATER!!!! Such as a household vacuum. A few examples of things you can utilize (if the water is “clean” water) Wet-dry vac, mop and bucket, or towels and rags. If there’s a lot of water you may need to employ the help of a professional. We have high powered portable water extraction systems to remove any amount of standing water at a fast rate. If you just want your water extracted we’d be happy to assist.

Recommendation 5:

Assuming your water damage is extensive enough, an insurance claim may be a valid option as a means to repair. However, because all policies are different, and because all losses are different, it’s advised to discuss your situation’s details with your AGENT BEFORE you file an actual claim. Discussing things with your insurance agent first may save you the hassle of a denied claim and the headaches that usually follow. Most of those headaches come in one financial form or another.

Recommendation 6:

Get Things Dried Quickly. This may seem like an easy thing, but, it can prove rather difficult without the proper tools and equipment. Drying wet building materials and contents requires more than a placing a few fans around and letting them run for a couple days. Without knowing what is wet and how wet it is, and being able to monitor it, it all becomes “guess work”.

To prevent mold growth from occurring, a specific environment needs to be established. Having a thermal image camera, moisture meter, thermal hygrometer, and other tools help to establish just that. Some stores rent this equipment to the public, but they’re far and few between. Even if you can get your hands on them, you still have to know how to use them AND understand what the data means. When in doubt, call us out. Our water damage technicians are experts at moisture mapping, gathering psychrometric data and applying this info to the situation to create a balanced drying scenario.

Conclusion

Water damage is not something to take lightly. Structures (no matter the type) Water Damage Repair Company Phoenix, AZare generally large investments, and should be treated as such. Therefore, when something threatens to diminish the value of an investment, it’s always a benefit to take the necessary steps to get things back on track. This goes the same for the health implications for those who occupy these structures. It’s never a good idea to gamble with one’s health/life by not dealing with such damages quickly and most importantly correctly.

As stated before, we are here to help the property owners and residents of Phoenix and it’s surrounding cities with any water damage situation. Just pick up the phone and call. If our assistance is invited, we can be onsite ready to work in 60 min or less (most cases).

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Water damage repair is not something most people think about until they experience it first hand. If you came home from work or vacation to a house full of water would you know what to do? Would you know how much water damage there was? Would you be able to identify and eliminate all of the safety hazards that may be present as a part of the water damage? Do you think you would know how to remove the excess moisture? What about having the water removal tools needed to get enough water out of carpet and pad?

Would you have the right equipment to dry the structure? If you had a hardwood floor that was wet as a result of the flooding, would you know how to get it dry to avoid having to remove and replace it?

There are so many factors to consider when dealing with flooding and clean water damage in order to deal with it in the right way. If water damage is not dealt with right the first time, secondary damage can occur. Mold is a type of secondary damage.

Water Damage Restoration Services in Phoenix, AZ

Having a professional water cleanup company out to your damage immediately is highly recommended. Our professional restoration technicians have all of the tools and experience needed in order to assess your damage accurately. By accurately assessing your damage our water restoration professionals will know exactly what’s needed to repair the water damage and return your property to a pre-loss condition.

Furthermore, fast action on the part of a property owner is also critical. Our company understands the urgency these situations create which is why we keep a team of experts available to you 24 hours a day; 365 days a year.

Dealing with water damage doesn’t have to be a difficult task. We’re ready to help in your moment of need. On call 24 hours a day, our water cleanup experts will be at your service in 60 minutes or less (in most cases).

Steps to Proper Water Damage Repair

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Water damage is something most property owners will experience at least once. Some problems are bigger than others but one thing that all water leaks have in common are that they all have the potential to create secondary damage such as mold growth. Secondary damage is the result of improper drying or from a failure to mitigate quickly enough.

There are a few key steps to take to ensure that secondary damage doesn’t happen.

  1. Fast action and response to the loss
  2. Identify and eliminate safety hazards and concerns
  3. Remove standing water from hard surfaces and extract water from flooring materials such as carpet, carpet padding, and wood floors
  4. Secure contents, furniture, and other moisture sensitive items
  5. Inspect structural materials for moisture content and develop a drying plan consistent with industry standards
  6. Set up drying equipment such as air movers and dehumidifiers
  7. Monitor the drying progress and make adjustments to the drying environment as needed
  8. Confirm that all affected materials have been returned to their dry standard
  9. Document the entire process

Most leaks that occur in a residential home or business require more than a mop and bucket to clean it up. Water damage from plumbing failures will leave behind hidden pockets of water. We have the equipment to locate these areas. We also have the experience and manpower needed to handle any water cleanup situation.

That is one reason why it would be a benefit to contact us. Additionally, inspections offered by our company, in most cases, are free of charge. Call today to find out the extent of your damage.

Remember, leaks are on their own clock. When a pipe breaks it’s comforting to know that there’s help on call 24 hours a day; 365 days a year. No matter when your leak occurs, our licensed, bonded, and certified experts can be at your service ready to start the mitigation and restoration process immediately.

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Water damage in Phoenix is nothing to shake a stick at!

A water damaged property is not something to be taken lightly nor is it a situation worth gambling on by trying to clean up the water yourself. Cleaning up water damage takes more than a mop and bucket mentality.

There are many factors to consider. A structure is like a sponge. As water or flooding makes its way through your property, those sponge-like materials start soaking up every drop. Materials such as drywall, insulation, baseboard, carpet, carpet padding, furniture, cabinetry, and even concrete will absorb the water. It doesn’t take long for full saturation to set in quickly.

Immediate response and fast action are two of the most critical factors when performing water removal and water damage restoration.

24 Hour Water Removal Services – Sooner the Better is a Sure Bet!

Getting a water removal company to your Phoenix home or business, within 60 minutes or less, to start extracting the water is critical. Removing excess water from flooring material is one of the most important steps in the water damage restoration process.

Drying a structure can be ten times easier, and quicker, when preceded by a thorough water extraction. Our water removal technicians servicing Phoenix, AZ have specialized extraction equipment that removes any amount of water from any type building and from any type of flooring.

You can be sure that the longer you wait to get a professional out to start the cleanup process, the worse the damage is going to get. Having the proper water extraction equipment and experience makes all the difference in the world. That is where we can help.

If water extraction is not done correctly it will slow down the entire drying process and potentially cause secondary damage.

Flood Cleanup Companies in Phoenix, AZ are Always Ready to Help

Water damage comes in all sizes and from many sources. Water damage, when caused by a rising river or stream, is referred to as “flooding” or “flood damage”. But, the term is also used to describe damage caused by broken water lines which can dump massive amounts of water inside a structure.

Whatever you call it, all flooding requires immediate attention. Dealing with water damage cleanup on your own can be an overwhelming task that leads to unnecessary damages and higher repair costs if not fixed correctly. To prevent the spread of mold and bacteria, water damage must be mitigated and properly cleaned in a timely manner according to industry standards.

A professional property flood restoration company will know what to do and has all the proper equipment (and man power) to clean and restore things in the most efficient way possible. We at Arizona Disaster Services understand what is required to walk you through the entire restoration process. If needed we will help you file a claim as well as bill your insurance company direct when restoration services are complete. Our ultimate goal is to make the water cleanup process less stressful and help you get things back to normal as quickly as possible.

24 Hour Water Cleanup Services are Available in Phoenix, AZ

Water damage is unpredictable. Because a leak can happen at any time, our water damage repair crews are on standby 24 hours a day; 365 days a year. Being able to respond 24 hours a day; 365 days a year is a must in this line of work.

No matter the time of day or night, our 24 hour water extraction technicians can be on-site, anywhere in Phoenix, at just a moment’s notice.Once on site, we’ll be ready to start the restoration process. A broken pipe doesn’t wait and you shouldn’t either. Call a professional water damage repair company now. There is no room for error when providing water damage cleanup services. Minutes could make all the difference when it comes to the restoration of your home or business.

Let’s face it; water damage repair is not something a property owner wishes to deal with. But, should you require the need for water damage repair services, call no to speak with a restoration professional.

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Water Damage Phoenix, AZ

Water is a powerful and destructive force. When this force enters a property, the result is water damage. The amount of water damage present is hard to gauge without the right moisture inspection equipment.

Water can flood a property in many ways. Most structures flood from plumbing failures. These leaks can stem from pipe breaks, to toilet and sink overflows. Other types of flooding can come from outside the structure. Rising rivers, ocean surges, and heavy rains are three examples of water damage that comes from outside the property. There are three categories of water damage and four classes.

The category, class, and material(s) affected will dictate the action needed to get the property back to a pre-loss condition. No one ever expects to come home to a flooded house. Truth is, it happens more often the people think. Phoenix Arizona is no stranger to property damage. Statistics show that water damage is one of the most filed property insurance claims. From monsoon rains to hail damage, it has seen its fair share. But, the type of damage that happens even more frequently is one that you never really hear about. So, when it does happen, how is a property owner supposed to know what to do? If you are not sure about what to do in a flood situation, our water damage restoration professionals will help you every step of the way.

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Fast response to flood damage is most critical. The sooner moisture can be mitigated, the lower the chance for secondary damage. Mold is a prime example of secondary damage. When dealing with wet building material it is important to understand the need to rapidly get things dry and how this drying is accomplished. It’s probably safe to assume that the average property owner is not familiar with the principals of drying a structure.

Contrary to popular belief, these principals involve more than a mop and bucket. Proper drying even takes more than a mop, bucket, house fan, and a few open windows. Getting a wet building dry takes the skills of a trained professional and the right equipment in order to prevent mold and other secondary damage from occurring. Without the proper skills and equipment you are setting yourself up for a worse situation.

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Our professional water damage technicians have the training, knowledge, and equipment necessary to facilitate water damage repairs efficiently and effectively. You’re always up against the clock when dealing with the effects of water damage. When the situation allows for “in place drying”, one of the most important steps is water extraction.

By thoroughly removing as much standing water as one can, drying time will decrease significantly. In order to achieve such thorough extraction, you must have the right tools of the trade. The main water removal tools every company in the industry should have are the light wand, a subsurface extraction tool, a weighted extraction tool, and a powerful truck mounted or portable vacuum system. These tools are specifically made to remove the maximum amount of moisture from flooring materials. The more water removed through the extraction process; the less water a restorer will have to remove through evaporation. We have all of these tools and are ready to spring into action!

Because leaks can happen at anytime, our property restoration company offers 24 hour water cleanup and repair services. No matter the time of day or night, our trained technicians can be on the site of a flood situation in 60 minutes or less (most cases). Our technicians will be ready to identify and eliminate any safety hazards, remove any standing water, secure contents and other moisture sensitive items, and develop a drying strategy based on what is wet and how wet it is.

Once the game plan has been determined our technicians will set up drying equipment to promote evaporation and monitor the progress until drying goals have been met. The monitoring that was done each day will be compiled for reporting needs.

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In short, if you are facing a water damage situation and need assistance, Our professional water damage restoration company is ready to help and available 24 hours a day; 365 days a year. By acting fast, you can save potentially thousands of dollars in unnecessary repairs.

It is our goal to restore your property – not to replace everything. This is what sets the reputable companies apart from the rest of the crowd. At Arizona Disaster Services, we have made it our goal to seek out the best technicians to serve Phoenix. Call today for a free evaluation of your damages.

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Water Damage Nightmares and Your Phoenix Property

Imagine coming home after work or after a much needed vacation, to find a lake in your front yard that wasn’t part of the original landscape. While walking to the front door you’re probably thinking, “Where did all this water come from?” Hoping for the best, you open the door only to find the worst as the water rushes pass you. Standing in the doorway with soaked feet, you look into your home to see your furniture floating by what used to be the ceiling, which must have collapsed from the weight of the water. Sound like a nightmare? This nightmare is a reality for many property owners in Phoenix and all over the United States

Water damage is one of the most commonly filed insurance claims. It can happen anywhere there is plumbing and at anytime. The scenario painted above typically happens from a water supply line that bursts inside a wall cavity. It can also happen when a fitting to a toilet tank, or a dishwasher, or washing machine breaks. Plumbing failures can leak large amounts of water in just a short amount of time.

Knowing how to prevent these leaks from happening, to the best of your ability, can save you headaches and literally thousands of dollars in restoration costs. It is just as important to know who to call if the unexpected like the scenario above happens. We’ve been serving the residents and property owners of Phoenix for many years. Our restoration professionals are trained and certified to restore properties damaged by water back to their pre-loss condition.

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Response time is one of the most critical factors when a pipe breaks inside of a property. This applies to both the occupant as well as the Water Damage Restoration Company called to mitigate and restore the damages. The longer structural materials are permitted to stay wet, the less likely those materials can be restored. Mold growth is also likely to grow if structural materials are left wet.

Removing as much water as possible from flooring materials is generally the first step in the drying process. Extracting water thoroughly enough from the start will facilitate the dry times needed to prevent mold and bacteria growth. That kind of water extraction takes professional grade water removal equipment. Our water cleanup crews on standby in Phoenix have the extraction tools needed to remove any amount of water, from any type of flooring material. They also carry machines that can pump large amounts of water out of flooded basements.

After Water Extraction Further Drying is Needed

After water extraction is complete, affected materials will still be wet and will need to be dried further. We have special moisture detection tools that will let us know what is wet and how wet it is. One of best tools of the trade for this is an infra-red camera. This helps our water damage repair technicians locate hidden pockets of moisture quickly. The thermal images are also used for documenting the drying progress

By knowing what is wet our drying specialists will know exactly what needs to be dried. By knowing what needs to be dried, our structural drying expert(s) will know exactly what equipment to use. Equipment used to dry wet building materials usually consists of air movers and dehumidifiers. These machines are designed to increase the rate of evaporation. Typical time needed to dry a water damaged property is 2-4 days.

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Most clean water losses can be dried and restored with little to no secondary damage. If the leak was from whats considered a non clean source, removal of materials are recommended. A sewer back up is a prime example of a non clean source that would require removing affected carpet, padding, baseboards, and drywall instead of drying those materials in place. Actual flooding is defined as water on the outside of the property that makes its way inside. A rising river that invades a property is an example of flood water damage. Flood cleanup is a technical task that requires the expertise of a professional and will always require removing structural materials as opposed to drying them in place.

Calling a Professional Water Damage Repair Company is Smart!

Whatever your water damage repair needs may be, our water cleanup crews servicing Phoenix, AZ have you covered. Fast action on your part and that of our Water Restoration Company will make all the difference in the world when restoring your water damaged property. If you need assistance with a water damage situation, call our restoration professionals today.