Frozen Pipe Damage The most common form of property damage in the winter is due to frozen pipes. Frozen water causes the pipes to expand, which can lead to cracks within the pipeline. When temperatures rise above freezing however, these cracks can cause unwanted water flowing within your property in large volumes. Kelley Klean is a full-service restoration company with experience restoring properties from water damage caused by frozen pipes. From handling the water mitigation, to rebuilding areas that could not be salvaged, we can handle it all. Servicing the Columbia, Jefferson City, and Central Missouri areas, we are the proud contractor of choice in the Mid-Missouri area. When you pick up the phone to call Kelley Klean, you are reaching out to over 30 years of cleaning experience. Established in 1986, Kelley Klean has worked on thousands of residential, industrial and commercial properties. If you are interested in learning more about what to do when your property has been affected by frozen pipe damage, or would like a competitive estimate, give us a call at 1-877-604-STOP or 573-214-0990. How to prevent frozen pipes If you want to protect your pipes from being frozen in the winter months, there are many ways to do it. You prepare for the worst weather conditions through several tips we recommend. Insulate your pipes In Central Missiouri, we can experience very harsh winters. Most of our homes have insulated pipes, but areas that are commonly forgotten are the garage and sprinkler systems. Pipes that are directly exposed to the outside weather are most vulnerable to freezing when the weather drops below 32 degrees. When you insulate your pipes, it creates a barrier between the cold weather that can prevent pipes from freezing when the temperatures drop. For commercial buildings, a failed sprinkler system can not only cause direct damages, but it could destroy inventory, close the building and cause hours of lost productivity. The cost to insulate your pipes could be minimal compared to the cost of mitigation if a frozen sprinkler head causes the water line to crack. Maintain internal temperatures It is quite common to turn down the thermostat when we leave the property. However, harsh winter nights can put your pipes at risk of freezing if the internal temperatures go below 55 degrees. In order to avoid this, maintain the internal temperatures of your property to stay no cooler than 55 degrees. Keep water running Another easy way to protect your pipes from being frozen is to maintain a trickle of water flowing from the tap, especially during harsh, cold winters. You may feel that it will lead to higher water bills, but we have observed that the cost is minimal, and will be much less than the cost of repairing the damaged frozen pipes. Keep garage doors closed The garage is a common area of the home where insulated pipes could be found, which increases the risk of your pipes freezing. So, keep the garage doors closed and the tap running a bit in severe colds to prevent the pipes from getting frozen. When you keep the garage door closed, it allows any heat that is emitting from the adjacent structure to maintain a slightly higher temperature than if the door was kept open. Even though the heat rise is minimal, it could be enough to prevent any pipes from freezing. Frozen Pipes? Call Kelley Klean Today If you have experienced water damage from a frozen pipe, give Kelley Klean a call. We are available 24 hours a day, have the capacity to respond quickly and understand the proper procedures to mitigate standing water in your property. Established in 1986, we understand the sense of urgency to arrive quickly, provide a competitive quote and start the mitigation process in a timely manner. The contractor of choice in Mid-Missouri, we service the Columbia, Jefferson City, and Central Missouri areas. If you would like to reach us directly, our office staff is on-hand to answer any questions or to provide you a quick and accurate estimate. Our dispatchers are standing by to take your call. To learn more about how we can restore your property after a fire, give us a call at 573-214-0990 or 1-877-604-STOP!