Restoration for Frozen Pipe Damages in Colorado Springs & Cotopaxi

Dropping winter temperatures can cause extensive water damage when pipes freeze and burst, causing damage to walls, ceilings, floors, carpets, furniture, and other possessions at your home or office. Even a small crack in your water pipe can leak enough water to flood your home or office in Colorado SpringsCanon CityManitou SpringsCastle Rock, and other cities throughout our service area.

When the standing water arrives, sure to contact our IICRC-certified technicians at KW Construction & Restoration-Colorado Springs. For almost 40 years, our crews have set the industry standard throughout the Central Rockies for storm & flood damage restorationfrozen pipe damage restorationstructural damage restoration, content restoration, and more. For more information, dial 719-873-6040 or click here to make an appointment for services ASAP!

Prevent Water Damage from Frozen Pipes

Immediate Strategies to Prevent Water Damage from Frozen Pipes in Canon City

Before extreme weather strikes, winterize your home to prevent water damage by following these tips:

  • Open kitchen and bathroom cabinets to allow warm air to circulate around water pipes.
  • Open taps throughout the house to allow water to drip and to keep water pipes from freezing.
  • When going out of town, keep the thermostat at 55 degrees and ask a trusted neighbor or friend to watch your home for possible leaks. Also, turn your water off and drain water supply lines.

Keep in mind that homeowners’ insurance companies are more apt to pay your water damage claim if you can show that you have done your due diligence and maintained your property in a reasonable manner.

Long-Term Strategies to Prevent Water Damage in Castle Rock & Colorado Springs

Long Term Strategies to Prevent Water Damage

Long-term strategies for water damage prevention involve regular home maintenance year-round. Pipes in the water supply system that are exposed to cold outdoor air are more likely to freeze and burst. The main water pipe carrying water to your home is an example of such a pipe. Exterior wall water pipes, as well as attic pipes, basement or crawlspace pipes, and garage pipes are more liable to freeze and burst. With this in mind,

  • Check your water supply system regularly for possible leaks, cracks, and regular wear and tear.
  • Address property maintenance issues promptly, before they get out of hand.
  • Winterize and insulate water pipes to minimize the likelihood of water damage from frozen and burst pipes in your home.
  • Seal and caulk both air and water leaks to prevent water pipes from freezing and bursting.
  • Consider adding insulation to your attic, basement, or crawlspace.

Tips to Prevent Frozen Pipes from Bursting by KW Construction & Restoration-Colorado Springs

When pipes freeze in sub-zero weather and then thaw out as temperatures rise, frozen pipes tend to crack and burst, which causes water leaks and flooding. If you discover a frozen pipe in your home, you can still prevent it from bursting and causing water damage.

  • Turn off the main water supply.
  • Turn and leave your water taps on.
  • Remove valuables and household possessions from the area that might be exposed to water damage if the frozen pipe bursts.
  • Turn on the tap closest to the frozen pipe and gradually thaw out the ice in the frozen pipe by melting it with a heat pack. Begin applying heat to the area that is closest to the tap and slowly move farther away toward the rest of the frozen pipe.

Call KW for Burst Pipe Restoration in Colorado Springs, Canon City, and Cripple Creek

If you are faced with an emergency water damage situation at your home or business, give KW Construction & Restoration-Colorado Springs a call at 719-873-6040. Our IICRC-certified technicians understand water damage emergencies and how to minimize damage and prevent further loss. For an immediate remedy to any frozen pipe situation, we are your solution in Colorado SpringsCanon CityManitou SpringsCastle Rock, and other cities throughout our service area. To make an appointment, click here.

FAQ on Frozen Pipe

Frozen pipe damage refers to the harm caused to water pipes and plumbing systems when the water inside them freezes. When water freezes, it expands, which can lead to burst pipes, leaks, and other plumbing issues.

Pipes can freeze when the temperature drops below the freezing point of water (32°F or 0°C). This can happen due to cold weather, inadequate insulation, or exposure to the elements.

Some signs of frozen pipes include reduced water flow, no water coming out of the faucet, unusual noises from the pipes, or visible frost on the pipes. If you suspect frozen pipes, it's essential to take action promptly.

If you suspect frozen pipes, turn off the main water supply to prevent further damage. After this, call the professionals.

To prevent frozen pipe damage, insulate exposed pipes, seal gaps and cracks in your home's insulation, keep cabinet doors open to allow warm air to circulate around pipes, and maintain a consistent indoor temperature, especially during cold spells.

When a frozen pipe bursts, it can release a significant amount of water, potentially causing extensive damage to your property. It can lead to flooding, structural damage, and the need for costly repairs.

If you are unsure about how to safely thaw frozen pipes or if the situation seems severe, it's advisable to call a licensed professional with experience in dealing with frozen pipe issues.

In most cases, standard homeowners insurance policies cover damage caused by frozen pipes and the subsequent water damage. However, the extent of coverage can vary, so it's important to check your policy details.

Common areas where pipes freeze include exterior walls, crawl spaces, attics, basements, and uninsulated areas. These places are more susceptible to colder temperatures.

Yes, pipe insulation is an effective way to prevent frozen pipes. It helps maintain the temperature of the water inside the pipes and prevents them from freezing.

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