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Frozen Pipes

Winter is hard on your pipes

During winter months, it is usually a good idea to keep an ear open to the weatherman. When he/she warns of a “blue northern” coming your way, it’s time to check the waterworks. First, make sure every inch of every water pipe going into and out of the house is well insulated – every inch. If even a small span of waterline is exposed, ice will be forming there. Second, make sure your inside faucets are set to drip to relieve any pressure build up in the pipes if one does freeze. Third, make sure all water spigots outside are covered with something and the garden hoses put away. Lastly, check swimming pools or fountains to ensure the pipes are insulated or drained.

Maryland winters can be harsh. A lot of water damage found in residential homes stem from frozen and broken pipes. During the worst of its winter days, it is very possible your pipes can freeze. Tiny cracks in the water line happen when the ice expands and creates pressure build-up between the blockage and a closed water faucet. The trapped water can’t go anywhere, putting more strain on any defects in the pipe.

If you have experienced damage to your property due to a frozen pipes, call 877-495-5815 and we will quickly restore your property to its original condition!

At Rainbow International, our staff of trained technicians will arrive prepared and ready to immediately begin restoring your home to its original state. Rainbow International is a national restoration company dedicated to restoring your home to its original condition. Servicing the Harford, Baltimore and Cecil counties, we have an established reputation surrounding our fast response and outstanding customer service.

Our technicians are certified by the IICRC, all trained to meet the specific Rainbow International standards. This means that when one of our technicians arrives at your door, you can be confident they will be prepared, professional and ready to get to work. If you have experienced water damage in your home from a frozen and broken pipe, give Rainbow International a call. We are available 24/7/365, including holidays and weekends.

We understand that water damage can happen at any time, and winter can be one of the worst times. We will arrive promptly and prepared. Some of the areas we service 24/7 include Rosedale, Nottingham, Pikesville, Aberdeen, Joppa, Chesapeake, Bel Air, Elkton, Cockeysville and Baltimore. When you discover the break, delay is your worst option. Once water damage begins, it only gets progressively worse. You need someone immediately, a professional, to organize your restoration process.

Rainbow International is committed to providing residential and commercial property owners with professional courtesy restoration service during the hard winter months and year around. After our first inspection of your property and water damage, we will give our professional recommendations and explain the needs as we see them, enabling you to make an informed decision on how to proceed.

Planning and executing a solid restoration plan will minimize your losses when the freezing weather wreaks havoc on your property. Our professionals work closely with engineers, architects, insurance people, and homeowners associations in the process of restoring your damaged home or business.

Commercial Service:

Commercial water damage is very similar to residential, only on a much larger scale. There are more occupants present in the building which require stricter indoor air quality restrictions. Also, much more surface area is at risk to be damaged. For instance, if a pipe breaks on the 16th floor of a commercial building, the water can only go down.  It is very likely that building material all the way down to the basement will be saturated – 16 floors of damage. That’s a lot of drywall, insulation, concrete and wood studs that will all have to be treated.

As with residential property, delay is your worst choice – only on a much larger scale. When excess moisture gets into the walls and finds every nook and cranny, you have breeding ground for unhealthful infestations like black mold. When that takes hold, it becomes a more complicated and expensive issue.

If damage occurs to your commercial structure or if you would like to speak with one of our restoration experts, call Rainbow International, 877-495-5815. Not only are we certified by the IICRC, but we are also licensed, bonded and insured. We have the proper credentials to take on any sized job, with the required protection that your commercial structure needs. Our dispatchers can take your call 24/7/365 days a year.

We help with insurance claims:

Dealing with insurance claims can be overwhelming. If you Rainbow International is your restoration company that will be one less burden you will have to deal with. Our people work directly with all major insurance companies in the Harford, Baltimore and Cecil counties, taking that added stress off your shoulders.