While it’s possible for a pipe to burst during any time of the year, this problem is especially prevalent during the winter months. If a pipe bursts in your home, it can begin causing extensive water damage in a matter of minutes. Because this issue is a very serious one, it’s important to call Restoration Now! Omaha as soon as possible.
Dealing with a Burst Pipe and Water Damage in Omaha
After you call us, the next thing you need to do is turn off the water main that supplies water to the pipe. While it’s likely that there will still be a lot of damage that needs to be addressed, taking this action will ensure that you won’t have any additional damage. It’s also a good idea to turn off the electrical supply to any room that has water in it.
If you have a bucket or other way to collect some of the excess water, picking it up and throwing it outside through a window can help. You should wear protective gear (eye protection, rubber gloves, etc.) in case of water contamination. And even if you aren’t able to toss out any water, opening all the windows in your home and turning on fans will help to minimize issues with humidity.
Since this is an issue that your insurance company is going to have to deal with, it’s a good idea to take pictures of all the damage. By promptly documenting the full extent of the damage to your home, you’ll be in the best position for everything to go smoothly with your claim. In addition, our team at Restoration Now! Omaha helps you communicate with your insurance company, saving you time and hassle.
Things To Avoid Doing With Water Damage Situations
Even though it can be stressful to see how much water damage is in your Omaha home, there are a few things you want to avoid doing. The first is lifting or trying to remove any carpets. The second is using heat on any of the wet surfaces. The reason it’s not a good idea to use heat is because it can actually cause more damage. Finally, avoid using any cleaning products like bleach on wet areas.
You Can Count on Restoration Now! Omaha for Prompt and Professional Service
While it’s normal to feel helpless after a pipe bursts inside your home, the truth is that calling our professional water damage restoration team at Restoration Now! Omaha puts you in control. Once we arrive, we’ll assess exactly what happened. From there, we’ll use our industrial pumping equipment to start removing all the excess water from your home. We will also use industrial dehumidifying equipment to begin bringing your home’s moisture back to a normal level.
Because burst pipes often cause drywall damage, we will fully assess the extent of this damage. And since mold growth is a common concern after a home has water damage, you can count on us to be very thorough with fully evaporating all the water that’s soaked into everything from furniture to walls.
If you find yourself in need of emergency help after a burst pipe, call Restoration Now! Omaha at (402) 502-7277 for immediate help.