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In areas that experience below freezing temperatures it is essential to prevent flooding and mold from frozen pipes. This is necessary as flooding from water intrusion in most scenarios tends to be a costly expense. To increase the likely hood pipes remain unfrozen and don’t flood your property Eradicator recommends:
Increasing the heat by turning up the thermostat.
Allowing water to lightly drip/ trickle from faucets.
Opening cabinets under sinks and where there are pipes to ensure warm air is in circulation.
Utilizing insulation to keep pipes warm especially along exterior walls.
Flooding from frozen pipes
Flooding from frozen pipes also has the potential to cause health concerns. Abnormal mold activity may occur in wet building materials that are not dried, removed promptly, and/or unattended to for an extended period of time. This includes drywall, baseboard molding, carpeting along with padding, and any other cellulose items.
Insurance and Flooding
If flooding does occur, you may be covered. Your insurance company may play a role in assisting with the clean-up and restoration of your property. For best results keep in mind it is the property owner’s responsibility in ensuring that they were not negligent in causing pipes to be frozen. We recommend following Eradicator recommendations during below freezing temperatures. By doing so you may prevent flooding and potential abnormal mold activity.
Eradicator is aware that accidents occur. We recommend that if you live in an area where below freezing temperatures occur that you take the necessary precautions to prevent frozen pipes. Nevertheless, if flooding occurs due to frozen pipes and you need assistance with the drying and removal of affected items, feel free to contact us. We will not only dry down the area but we will also remove and dispose of the affected items. While doing so we will ensure that we inspect for potential mold growth while applying mold prevention methods.