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Busted Pipes and Ice Damage

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As cold weather starts to settle in, the pipes in your home become susceptible to ice damage and possible bursting. Water expands as it freezes, so unprotected pipes can crack and split apart. When your house has pipe problems, you’ll almost always have water damage associated with it. If you experience a burst pipe or ice dam, Insight Restoration is ready to help repair your home.

With over 50 years of combined experience servicing pipes, you can trust our highly trained team of technicians to fix your home. Our team is ready to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Servicing North Idaho’s Bonner, Boundary, and Kootenai Counties, we can respond quickly to any emergency your home may have.

Get ahead of the game

The best way to protect your home from burst pipes is by taking a proactive approach. Our technicians can treat your pipes before the cold has a chance to get to them. By pre-treating your home for winter, you save time, money, and hassle from unforeseen accidents. A one-day appointment helps prevent possible weeks of restoration.

Our team can provide the following pre-treatments for your pipes:

  • Install frost-free sill cocks on your faucets to prevent cold water build-up.
  • Provide and install cover hose bibs to protect outside faucets.
  • Install heat cables around pipes to prevent the water inside from freezing.
  • Provide additional insulation around rim joists and other areas of your home to keep internal temperatures up.
  • Install insulation for pipes to help keep the water inside from freezing.
  • You can also take a proactive approach to protect your pipes in the following ways:
  • Disconnect hoses and turn off outdoor faucets to prevent the cold from seeping into your pipes.
  • Shut off the water to your house if you’re going on an extended leave.
  • Leave faucets slightly running during cold snaps to keep water flowing, preventing ice blocks.

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Fixing a burst pipe

Without the proper protection, you may find yourself with a burst pipe or possibly a lack of water flow caused by an ice dam. As soon as you notice water flow issues or possible leaks, turn off the water to your house to prevent further damage. Next, call your insurance company to report the damage, and then call Insight Restoration for a quote.

Our technician will meet you at your home to do an extensive search of the area and surrounding pipes. We’ll provide you with a quote estimating how much damage has already been done, the cost of repairs, and the estimated timeline to fix it.

Pipe work requires having your water shut off to prevent any problems, so we’ll work hard to get your home fixed as soon as possible. In the meantime, make arrangements with friends or family to wash your laundry or take showers as needed.

 

Removing Ice Dams

Ice dams are caused when snow melts off a roof, but the water refreezes at the edge, creating a build up of ice that allows water to build up and eventually seep in your home. Insight Restoration can remove ice dams from your roof, but the best way to deal with them is prevention.

To help keep your roof ice-free, and your attic water-free, our technicians are available to install additional insulation in your attic. By keeping the attic colder during the winter, snow won’t melt as fast, and the temperature difference between the top and edges of your roof won’t be so drastic, reducing the chance of ice build-up.

If your attic is used for living space (or has recessed lighting), keeping the space cold isn’t much of an option. We are also available to install a water repellent covering to the interior of your roof. This keeps the water from seeping into your home, protecting your attic from hazardous and stubborn water damage.

Other problems caused by burst pipes and ice dams

A burst pipe isn’t just a piece of metal that needs to be replaced. Pipe damage and ice dams come with water damage that will also need to be cleared up and fixed to get your home back in working condition.

It can take a while before a pipe bursts completely, and sometimes there’s just a tiny crack for days or even weeks. You may not notice there’s a problem with your pipes at all before it’s too late. Water damage in a home can be particularly frustrating to deal with, and the longer it sits unnoticed, the more damage it can cause.

Insight Restoration can provide the following services alongside fixing pipes and removing ice dams:

  • Water extraction
  • Water damage restoration
  • Mold removal and remediation

Water damage needs to be dealt with as soon as possible. Our technicians will do a complete check of the damaged area when giving you your quote, noting any problems or concerns they find. They can fix up water damage in your home while fixing your pipes, ensuring everything is in working order before they leave.

For fast response with professional results, call Insight Restoration TODAY at (208) 427-2825.

Choose the right contractor to restore YOUR pipes from burst damage and ice blocks!

When damage occurs on your property, the key to proper clean-up is to act fast. Choosing a certified and experienced restoration contractor is key.  At Insight Restoration, we are certified by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration) and have the expertise to address property damage of any size! Better yet, our trained crews can restore your home to its pre-loss condition quickly, allowing you to get on with your daily schedule with minimum stress.

Affiliated with the Panhandle Building Contractors Association and the National Association of Home Builders, we stay active within the restoration community. Each year we also sponsor the local Relay for Life and other charities that support Breast Cancer Awareness.

Do not wait to call an experienced disaster restoration contractor. The longer you wait, the costlier the damage. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, we are always available to respond to all types of emergency restoration situations. Equipped with the right knowledge and expertise, our team can respond immediately to your call.

For fast response with professional results, call Insight Restoration TODAY at (208) 427-2825.

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