It was the dead of winter in Kansas City and the temperatures were frigid. A realtor’s client moved out of town, leaving his vacant house on the market. The realtor had an important showing at the vacant house on Sunday so she arranged to have a repairman check on the furnace the Friday before. The repairman replaced a dead battery in the thermostat and all was set for Sunday’s showing.
Much to her surprise, when the Realtor arrived at the house, she was greeted with water spewing out the front door. Two-hundred THOUSAND gallons of water to be exact. The pipes froze due to the frigid temperatures and burst when they started to thaw out once the furnace was fixed. Water flooded every square inch of the two story house.
The team at Sage Restoration stepped right in to mitigate any further damage from the catastrophe. Utilizing their expertise in Water Damage Cleanup, they quickly extracted the water, set up proper drying equipment, removed all wet baseboards, and cut out materials affected by water that could not be salvaged. The house was thoroughly dried out so that construction could begin to restore the house back to normal and put it back on the market to sell quickly.
This is the first in a series of posts about frozen pipes. Check out the second post next week. The topic will be: Why Pipe Freezing is a Problem.