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Water Damage in Dallas from a Broken Pipe or Frozen Burst Pipe

12/29/2017 (Permalink)

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Water Damage in Dallas from a Broken Pipe or Frozen Burst Pipe

It doesn’t happen often, but severe cold weather is when our office begins to receive calls from homeowners and businesses with water damages.  The culprit is almost always the same--a burst or broken water pipe.

A water damage caused by a burst pipe can cause damage to a property if it's not addressed quickly.  

Our office can usually respond to emergency water damage calls within 4-hours, even during winter storm events.

The Hazards of Waiting

Secondary damage from water is often preventable if you act quickly.  Secondary damages include floors buckling and water being absorbed by additional materials that may have initially resisted it, like walls and furniture.  In a matter of hours, even clean water will start becoming contaminated and the risk of having to permanently throw away materials and structure increases.


If a structure isn’t properly dried after a water damage, then mold and mildew may start to grow in days.  Mold is a living organism that can grow anywhere, at times without being openly visible to property owners.  Our technicians will inspect and dry water-affected areas to prevent mold growth.  The area around the burst pipe should also be inspected and dried properly.

There is a science behind structural drying.  To learn more, read our post “The Science of Drying after a Water Damage.”  Give us a call and trust our 30+ years of experience to take care of your property.

Is There Structural Damage?

Structural damage around the leaky pipe may be difficult to assess, depending on the location.  Call us, and we will send an experienced contractor to find possible structural damage and fix what’s wrong.


Keep an eye on the weather and prepare if below-freezing temperatures are on the forecast.  For winter weather safety tips, see our post “Winter Storm Preparedness: Building an Emergency Kit”.

If you experience a burst or broken pipe for any reason, give us a call.  We're ready to help.

SERVPRO of Ellis County services Ellis County and all surrounding Dallas and Ft. Worth communities.  We can be reached 24/7 at (972) 935-0827.  

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