Pipe Burst Cleanup Services

Quickly Identify Problems, Extract Water & Complete Dry Out
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Pipe Burst Cleanup, Removal & Remediation Services

Quickly Identify Problems, Extract Water & Complete Dry Out
We Help Fast 24/7! Call (732) 769-8101

Like It Never Happened

While most water lines and drain pipes are designed for longevity and durability, they can be vulnerable to ruptures over time. This is increasingly likely with older pipes in the wintertime when ground temperatures plummet. Homes with a pier and beam foundation are also increasingly prone to pipe ruptures when the temperatures dip below freezing.

In the case of a frozen pipe rupture, this is largely due to the incompressible nature of water. As water moves through the “Transition Phase” where it turns into slush before freezing into ice, it starts to expand. As it progresses increasing pressure is put on the pipes, as well as the fixtures and fittings throughout the plumbing system.

This is more likely to happen in cold water lines. Though drain pipes and any pipe without a running fixture can be vulnerable to the damage caused by the freeze-thaw effect.

When a water line or drain pipe bursts in your home or business the water damage can be significant. Especially if it went undetected overnight or over the weekend.

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Dangers Caused By Ruptured Pipes

When a pipe ruptures the resulting flooding can damage furniture, flooring, electrical appliances, and soft surfaces. This can cost you or your business thousands of dollars in just a matter of a few hours. Compounding this is the fact that not all home or business insurance policies cover water leaks. Especially if the leak was gradual.

Wet materials can also become host to a future mold infestation. Even if the ruptured pipe occurred in the colder months of the year, lingering water that saturates into soft items and porous materials can later come to host an active mold colony when the weather turns warm and humid months later.

An active mold issue can become a serious respiratory health problem. Toxic mold spores like those released by Stachybotrys chartarum can cause severe medical symptoms. People with respiratory health conditions, respiratory allergies, asthma, and those with a compromised immune system are at severe risk.

Even if the mold isn’t of a toxic strain, just the presence of mold spores in the air can cause respiratory distress. Some individuals are genetically predisposed to suffer inflammatory conditions from prolonged exposure to mold spores in the air.

In the case of a business or commercial property, this type of mold problem can become a liability issue. In a home, a past or active mold problem that hasn’t been professionally remediated can also become a disclosure problem if you attempt to sell the property.

Professional Drying Services

Most homeowners and businesses lack the proper equipment and training to thoroughly dry the water released by a ruptured pipe. Especially if that rupture also resulted in the release of gray water, wastewater, or other liquid contaminants.

Even if you can rent the professional-grade drying equipment, you might not have the training, experience of personal protection equipment to do it safely. Worse still, lingering water or microbes left behind can cause odors and mold problems later on.

This truly is a time, when you should turn to professionals like Affordable Remediation. Our technicians have access to the commercial-grade drying equipment needed to remove the water left behind by a ruptured pipe. We also have the experience to quickly recognize what items and materials can be salvaged and what things need to be removed for professional disposal.

Pipe Repair & Management

Our technicians have extensive experience dealing with ruptured water pipes. In many cases, we can act quickly to help turn off the water, seal the pipe, or affect some basic repairs to help prevent further water intrusion until a licensed plumber can arrive at the scene.

In severe scenarios, we can also work with municipal technicians and plumbers to help stop the flow of water into your property and minimize the damage caused by the burst pipe

Ruptured Pipe Cleanup Process

Affordable Remediation’s technicians have the experience to quickly assess the severity of the damage caused by a burst pipe. This lets us develop a rapid response plan to quickly remove all traces of water from the affected area. We can then get to work drying any salvageable materials and disposing of severely damaged materials in accordance with state and local regulations.

Once everything has been dried, salvaged, or disposed of, our technicians will get to work sanitizing and deodorizing the entire site.

Our meticulous approach and commercial grade cleaning products are designed to eliminate the risk of a future microbial or mold infestation.

If there are any lingering concerns about a mold problem occurring in the future, or you are aware of a past mold problem on the property, our technicians have the experience to help you implement an effective mold prevention strategy.
This might include things like applying mold prevention solutions to vulnerable surfaces. If warranted, we might also recommend strategically placing dehumidifiers or other climate control measures to limit humidity, and further the long-term drying process.

Professional Documentation & Certification Upon Completion

Many state and local laws require some type of documentation after a biohazard contamination event. This might also be a requirement of your home or business insurance provider. Landlords and rental property managers often face intense scrutiny after something like an unattended death, sewage backup, or a ruptured pipe.

At Affordable Remediation, we can provide you with the proper documentation to verify that whatever the biohazard was, that it was professionally remediated to all pertinent standards. This will help streamline any possible insurance claims or clear any concerns about the safety of a rental property.