How Threatening is Freezing Weather to Little Rock Homes?
Rapidly falling temperatures can potentially threaten your residence.
This winter has been anything but mild throughout the country, and Little Rock neighborhoods are experiencing several debilitating conditions. With another powerful system eyeing the region from Mena to Little Rock and bringing several inches of snow and single-digit lows, our SERVPRO team prepares for inevitable emergencies where homes and businesses battle the effects of frozen pipes.
Are Frozen Pipes Likely?
Drafty areas of aging homes can sometimes result in frozen pipes for Little Rock properties. Exposure of plumbing to freezing conditions for several hours can result in blockages within the pipe portions that allow for pressure to build and burst service lines. The result is excessive standing water and a need for our SERVPRO team to simultaneously repair the utilities and overcome the water emergencies with mitigative action. We can extract water with:
- Submersible pumps
- Carpet wands
- Wet vacuums
- Light wands
- Injecti-Dry drying systems
How Can Water Disasters Get Cleaned Up?
Cleaning up your home or business after a pipe burst from freezing requires sophisticated discovery devices to track moisture and multiple evaporative drying machines. Once identified, water most often gets addressed with the calculated placement of air movers and dehumidifiers.
Can Other Damages Result from Freezing Conditions?
You might find that frozen pipes could be one of the worst conditions resulting from extreme temperature drops that might be on the horizon, but more could threaten your home. Damaged masonry on a chimney can allow water penetration into the house. Ice damming can permit water to penetrate roofing materials to create a moist environment in an under-insulated attic. Winter has many ways to damage your home, and our SERVPRO team can make it “Like it never even happened.”
As challenging as severe temperature drops can be, especially with the unsettling lows expected for the state this winter, SERVPRO of Little Rock is here to help. We have experienced professionals ready 24/7 at (501) 803-9700.