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Tuesday, Jan. 23rd 2018

Mold Remediation – Frozen Water Lines – Kansas City

AAS-Restoration-mold-remediation-winter-home-moldMold remediation in the winter months happens more than you think.  The damage from frozen water lines that have burst requires immediate, professional attention in order to avoid mold growth. Mold starts growing in just a few hours so it’s crucial that you dry the area out quickly. It may not be visible to you right away, but a professional and experienced mold remediation specialist can conduct an evaluation of the area and test for mold spores or hidden mold growth. The best course of action is prevention, but when it happens, acting quickly to clean up the damage is called for.

Frozen pipes bursting can potentially cause hundreds of gallons of water to pour into your home and can cause significant harm by promoting mold growth and structural damage if left in place too long. Even a leaking pipe can do damage. Moisture of any kind creates an indoor environment that can result in negative health effects such as allergies, asthma and other respiratory diseases. Getting immediate help in the event of a frozen or burst plumbing pipe is essential to prevent mold remediation.

Here are precautions for preventing burst water lines:

  • Insulate water lines in crawl spaces and attics.
  • Seal cracks and openings to prevent cold air from seeping in around pipes.
  • Keep thermostat set at a moderate temperature at night or when you’re away from home.
  • Leave cabinet doors under kitchen and bathroom sinks open to allow warm air to enter, especially if plumbing pipes are against outside walls.
  • Turn off the water supply to exterior faucets; leave them open so they can drain.
  • Leave faucets dripping slowly.

If the worst occurs and the pipes burst, dumping water into the house, take the following steps right away to prevent further damage and the need for mold remediation:

  • Call AAS Restoration for professional assistance.
  • Turn off the electricity at the main breaker box to prevent electrocution.
  • If you think the water might rise high enough to reach the breaker box, cover and seal it with plastic.
  • Turn off the main water supply.
  • Remove furniture and electronics that are in danger from the water.

The frigid temperatures of winter can be extreme in Kansas City, and can wreak havoc when the water lines into the home freeze and burst. Call the professionals at AAS Restoration (816) 861-1550 and we will provide you with options for mold remediation Kansas City. Or contact us via our website at https://www.aasrestoration.com/




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