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How Frozen Pipes Can Significantly Damage Your Home in Denver, CO

Each winter, frozen pipes wreak havoc on homes in and around Denver—leaving burst plumbing and water damage in its wake. Unlike natural disasters, though, damage from frozen pipes can be prevented. By taking a few precautions, you can save yourself and your home. Let’s discuss how frozen pipes damage your home and what to do if you’re already in a mess.  

How Frozen Pipes Can Damage Your Denver Home

Wondering all of the ways frozen pipes can damage your Denver property? Here are some of the most common types of damage we see resulting from frozen pipes:

Problem #1: Burst pipes

The most common problem we see? Burst water pipes. You see, when water freezes in your pipes, it creates a blockage. If your water main is still on, that means water is still trying to flow through your pipes. Once the flowing water reaches this blockage, it’s halted and pressure is imminent. If this occurs, weak links in your plumbing have the potential to burst or shatter—this will leave you with burst pipes and potential water damage.

Problem #2: Water damage

If a frozen pipe bursts, you might not realize it right away. Many water pipes are located inside walls and out of sight—so water damage is often expected. In the case of water damage, wood, drywall, and other building materials can become saturated and begin to rot. Notice any brown stains on your walls? You might want to check for water damage—and call in the professionals for repair ASAP.

Problem #3: Black Mold

If water damage isn’t properly attended to, you might end up in an even worse situation. Frozen pipes can bring water leaks and damage...but they can also bring along black mold. If standing water is located inside of a wall, it can be difficult to dry out. If water damage is not repaired soon, the low-light and saturated area will become the perfect breeding ground for mold come spring.

How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing in the Colorado Winter

How do you prevent pipes from freezing during the Colorado winter? Attend to the most vulnerable pipes first. Pipes most at-risk of freezing are those in unheated spaces (think basements, attics, garages, etc.). Some of the most common tips for keeping these pipes ice-free include:

Whatever you do, it’s best to take action before disaster strikes. If your prevention methods fail, contact 970 Services for home restoration services and water leak detection near Denver, CO.

What To Do if Your Pipes Burst: Call 970 Services ASAP

Did your preventative measures not stop a frozen pipe this year? Did you forget to take precaution and end up in a sticky situation? Don’t worry—you’ve come to the right place. Our team of disaster relief specialist knows how to handle home restoration in and around Denver. As Northern Colorado’s leading experts on water pipe replacement and home restoration, we’ll get your home fixed up in no time at all. Need assistance ASAP? Give us a call now at (970) 888-0970 or contact us online for a free estimate.

Located in Loveland, CO, we also offer home restoration service in the following areas: Fort Collins, Loveland, Ault, Greeley, Denver, Windsor, Boulder, Longmont, and throughout Northern Colorado.

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