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Winter Water Damage Restoration in Lynchburg, VA

Winter Water Damage Mitigation Services in Lynchburg, VA

Surprisingly, frozen and burst pipes happen even in Virginia. ServiceMaster is ready to help you dry out after a cold weather-related water damage emergency.

Winter Water Damage Mitigation Services in Lynchburg, VA

Surprisingly, frozen and burst pipes happen even in Virginia. ServiceMaster is ready to help you dry out after a cold weather-related water damage emergency.

Water damage is one of the most common causes of insurance claims for homeowners, and cold-weather related water damage is no exception. With a vast array of causes from dripping pipes to all-out flooding, the damage from water can range from a minor nuisance to complete destruction. When water isn't properly and immediately mitigated it has the potential to cause additional problems such as electrical hazards and microbial growth. When you find yourself faced with water damage, no matter the size, you can count on the experts at ServiceMaster Restore of Lynchburg. Professional advice and years of experience are only a phone call away.

What is winter Water Mitigation?

Water mitigation is the process of reducing or preventing the amount of damage to a property after water-related damage. Water works quickly and efficiently to cause destruction in your home. We're ready to act even faster to help you prevent additional damages and costs. In wintertime, the mitigation process remains the same, but we also work with your local plumber to help ensure that your pipes are less likely to freeze again in the future.

Causes of winter Water Damage

Water damage can be caused anytime water enters your home where it shouldn't be. Some of the most common causes of water damages are:

  • Frozen and Burst Pipes
  • Ice Dams
  • Frozen Outdoor Spigots

No matter the cause, immediate mitigation is the key to reducing the damage to your home, and at ServiceMaster® we're always ready to take on that task. Our rapid response team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to immediately respond to your emergency water damage ensuring the most thorough and efficient restoration possible.

Call (434) 385-7862 any time day or night, for comprehensive water damage removal and repair in the Lynchburg, VA area.

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Water Damage Repair and Restoration in Lynchburg, VA

What to Do When You Experience a Water Loss

  • Call for professional help immediately. Water damage and microbial growth can begin within hours of the damage.
  • Take pictures before beginning any water removal, so the initial extent of the damage is documented.
  • Ensure the area is safe to enter.
  • Remove as much water as you can on your own, including any wet materials that aren't permanently attached.
  • Lift draperies and furniture off of the floor as much as possible.
  • Remove other contents such as photographs, painting, and art to a safe, dry location.

What Not to Do in a Water Damage Situation

  • Don't ever enter a room with standing water until you've turned the electricity off.
  • Do not use a regular household vacuum to remove water as it's an electrical hazard.
  • Never use electronics or electrical appliances that are sitting on wet carpet or flooring.
  • Do not remove tacked-down carpet without professional help.
  • If you find visible mold, leave it alone. Disturbing it can disperse the spores making the problem worse.

ServiceMaster® offers a comprehensive list of water damage mitigation services to suit all of your needs:

  • Water Cleanup After a Plumbing Mishap
  • Frozen Pipe and Burst Pipe Cleanup
  • Water Removal and Extraction
  • Structural Dryouts
  • Reconstruction of Any Water-Damaged Areas
Water Damage Restoration in Lynchburg, VA

Removing Water and Restoring Peace of Mind

The faster the response to a water damage, the more likely we are to be able to salvage and restore your floors, walls, and priceless possessions. The certified technicians on our rapid response team offer decades of field experience to come into your home with the knowledge, confidence, and proven water remediation techniques that will have you on the way to recovery. Our expert team will guide you every step of the way from the first phone call to the last piece of furniture put back into place, so you'll know you're in excellent and caring hands from start to finish.

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 too heat the pipes to 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 are prone to freezing and bursting during cold weather, especially when it's very windy. Unlike cold climate states, basements in Virginia actually are less vulnerable to frozen pipes. It's the cold winds that are the most dangerous for our plumbing systems. 

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 Greater Lynchburg, VA Area

  • Amherst
  • Appomattox
  • Buena Vista
  • Campbell
  • Danville
  • Halifax
  • Lexington
  • Lynchburg
  • Nelson
  • Pittsylvania
  • Rockbridge
ServiceMaster Restore of Lynchburg

ServiceMaster Restore of Lynchburg proudly provides damage restoration services to Campbell, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Hailfax, Nelson, Pittsylvania, Rockbridge Counties, VA.

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Call ServiceMaster Restore of Lynchburg at (434) 385-7862 for 24-hour emergency service in the Lynchburg, VA area.