Leaking or Burst Pipes

Cleanup for Leaking or Burst Pipes

Burst pipes can become a messy issue for many business owners. A ruptured pipe can cause thousands of gallons of water to spill every hour, resulting in substantial water damage.

If you need prompt, reliable burst pipe repair service in your commercial establishment, call the experienced water damage professionals at Unlimited Restoration, Inc. right away. For more than 25 years, we’ve helped businesses recover from all types of disasters and resume regular operations.

What Causes Leaky or Burst Pipes?

Burst pipes often result from water freezing inside them. The frozen water will expand and increase the pipe’s internal pressure. The water will build to the point where it causes the pipes to rupture.

Another potential origin of pipe issues is “water hammer,” which is the movement of unsecured pipes that gradually weakens the joints and allows pressurized water to escape. Corrosion and water pressure issues can also contribute to leaking or bursting.

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What Should You Do When Your Pipes Burst?

If you experience significant bursting or leaking pipe damage in your building, the first thing you should do is turn off the main water supply. Next, call URI as soon as possible. With multiple locations throughout the mid-Atlantic and southeast, we can be at your site quickly to mitigate the damage and minimize disruptions to your business operations.

About Our Water Leak Damage Cleanup Process

The URI team will implement a time-tested process for cleaning up the water and restoring your property, including:

  • Extracting water and stabilizing the site.
  • Placing structural drying equipment to speed up the process and remove any remaining moisture.
  • Clearing the area of debris and removing contaminated or ruined drywall, carpeting, furniture and other items.
  • Implementing our mold remediation processes, such as applying antimicrobial solutions.
  • Protecting and restoring salvageable contents.
  • Monitoring the moisture level in the impacted areas.

Water Leak Damage Restoration Services

Once we’ve finished cleaning up the damage, we’ll manage every aspect of the reconstruction process. We’ll handle the inspections and appraisals and provide reliable estimates for the cost of the work. We have one goal in mind throughout the process — getting you back to business as quickly as possible.

How to Prevent Burst Pipes

Apply these tips to prevent costly burst pipe water damage in your commercial facility:

  • Allow faucets to run slowly during cold weather to keep the water flowing through the system and stop the lines from freezing.
  • Direct warm air to colder areas in your building.
  • Install heat tape to keep pipes warm.
  • Seal leaks that allow cold air to seep inside your facility.
  • Keep the temperature no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit when the building is unoccupied in winter.

Contact URI for Help With Leaking or Burst Pipes

If burst pipe water damage is impacting your business, call our emergency response hotline at 888.327.9664. We’re available 24 hours a day to assist you. You can also return our online contact form to learn more about our water restoration services.

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