Recovering after a Burst Pipe

January 1st, 2020

There are many reasons why pipes can burst, but they all have one thing in common: they can cause long lasting and expensive damage to your home.  Rusty, old galvanized steel pipes can wear out and leak. Hard water mineral buildup can increase the pressure in pipes, causing them to burst. Even an improper installation can make a pipe start to leak.  Of course, here in the Philadelphia area, it’s our cold winters that are the most common culprit for burst pipes. When pipes freeze, the pressure inside can become too much to handle, and when they crack, it can wreak havoc inside your walls.  If you’ve had a burst pipe recently, here are some tips from the water damage restoration experts at JMS Enterprises to get your home back to normal.

Water Damage Restoration

First thing’s first: when a pipe bursts, you need to call a plumber right away to stop the leak.  Once that’s taken care of, you’ll need to dry out any wood, drywall, or anything else that was affected.  If you fail to dry out the damage, it could easily rot or become a costly black mold infestation that will spread to other areas.  When the damaged area is thoroughly dried, then you can start thinking about replacing or refinishing anything you lost. At JMS Enterprises, we use state of the art equipment to quickly dry wet areas and we also specialize in mildew removal and disinfecting.  When you have a burst pipe, we can get it cleaned up right away, before mold has a chance to get established.

Carpet Cleaning

A burst pipe can spray water everywhere, especially if it’s exposed.  This can leave unsightly rust and water stains on your carpets. If you think replacing your carpet is the only way to get rid of these stains, think again!  A thorough professional carpet cleaning with spot treatment can get all your carpets looking brand new, not just in the water damaged area, but all over your house!  JMS Enterprise has a team of professional carpet cleaners who utilize the latest in truck-mounted steam carpet cleaning equipment to obliterate stains all the way down to the carpet pad.

Wood Floor Cleaning

A burst pipe inside your floor can be a big problem, especially if you have hardwood floors.  The good news is that, as long as you get the affected area dried out quickly, it shouldn’t be a problem to get your floors looking just like they did before.  While rot or warping may require the attention of a contractor, a simple wood floor cleaning by the expert techs at JMS Enterprises can get rid of any unsightly residues left behind by a burst pipe.

A burst pipe can seem like a disaster but as long as you seek out the services of a water damage restoration company, it shouldn’t be too much of a problem.  For over 30 years, JMS Enterprises has been working with the residents of Bucks County, Montgomery County, and Delaware County to solve their water damage problems quickly and at a fair price.  If you’ve got water damage from a burst pipe or any other source, give us a call at (215) 706-0188 and don’t forget to ask about all our other services including carpet cleaning, wood floor cleaning, area rug cleaning, air duct cleaning, and more!