Frozen Burst Pipes

Disaster Restoration Services Frozen Burst Pipes

Over 30 Years of Combined Industry Experience

Frozen or burst water pipes in the Vail Valley

Icy cold Colorado winters create havoc for property owners when pipes freeze and burst or the spring's snow melt floods lower levels of the home. In just minutes, a broken pipe can pour in hundreds of gallons of water into your home. Our water damage restoration team responds to these types of emergencies regularly throughout the cold winter months. Call us today if you are experiencing water damage from anything winter might have caused. 

  • Winter Weather Property Damage Insurance Claims Assistance
  • 24/7 Fast Response
  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Complete Reconstruction & Rebuild
Disaster Restoration Services Architecture

24/7 Response

Within an hour of calling, our team responds and gets to work.

Disaster Restoration Services Floor Plans

Mitigation

We stop the damage with industry leading tools and experience.

Disaster Restoration Services Secure Spaces

Restore

Our licensed technicians and builders will restore your property to pre-loss conditions.

How It Works

  • Inspection & Initial Repairs

    We work closely with local plumbers to make sure the broken pipes are repaired so the water damage mitigation can begin effectively. 

  • Water Extraction & Mitigation

    Our truck-mounted water extraction equipment makes quick work of removing any standing water from the affected areas. 

  • Structural Dryout

    We expose any wet structures and materials so our drying and dehumidification equipment can work properly. This phase of the restoration can take as few as a three days or up to a week, depending on the types of materials affected. 

  • Reconstruction & Rebuild

    The structural dryout process sometimes includes demolition to remove structures and materials that cannot dry properly (insulation, drywall, etc). The last phase of restoration involves rebuilding the affected areas to pre-loss condition.

Disaster Restoration Services Frozen Burst Pipes

Frozen Pipes are Common in the Rockies

The most frequent cause of water damage during the winter months in Colorado is definitely frozen pipes. Our local team is prepared to help you deal with any water damage that may result. 

  • Vacation homes are often unoccupied and untended for weeks at a time.
  • Property owners come back only to discover a flooded home. 
  • Temporary guests in rental properties often neglect to take precautions against frozen pipes that a permanent occupant would be more aware of.

Frequently Asked Questions

Leaving sink cabinet doors ajar allows warm air to circulate around the pipes to help keep them from freezing. Wrapping pipes near exterior walls will also help protect them from freezing.

Infrared heat lamps or space heaters can gently thaw frozen pipes if you notice frost accumulation. Be careful not to heat the pipes too aggressively, though, as that may cause them to burst as well. Remember never to leave a heat source unattended to avoid fires.

Pipes running along exterior walls, especially below ground level, are prone to freezing and bursting during cold weather.

Temperatures 20 degrees Fahrenheit or less, sustained for 3 days or more, are likely to cause frozen pipes. If the weather is also windy, any temperature below 32 degrees Fahrenheit can also create a frozen pipe situation.

Inexpensive styrofoam spigot covers go a long way to prevent the adjacent plumbing from freezing, as well as draining any water from those faucets after shutting off their water supply inside the building. Most homeowners forget this important step, only to have their basements or crawl spaces flood in the spring when they turn their outdoor faucets on for the first time after winter.

Proudly Serving the Vail Valley and Surrounding Areas

  • Avon
  • Breckenridge
  • Dillon
  • Dotsero
  • Eagle
  • Edwards
  • Frisco
  • Gypsum
  • Keystone
  • Minturn
  • Silverthorne
  • Vail
Proudly Providing Restoration Services to Eagle County, CO

Affliliations & Certifications