Boise winters are no joke. Another thing that is no laughing matter? Water damage from frozen pipes. Unfortunately, winter and frozen pipes go hand-in-hand. We at Red Truck Disaster Response know how frozen pipes can cause some serious water damage in your home, so it is important to know how to prevent pipes from freezing, how frozen pipes can lead to water damage, and what to do if your pipes freeze.
Potential Frozen Pipe Locations
Standing water in pipes will freeze when...
Floods are the most expensive cause of water damage claims. Boise is susceptible to rain, ice and snow. Precipitation and wind can destroy your home but it’s impossible to foresee which weather conditions will cause damage. The important thing to do is to be sure to get help immediately after water enters your home. Call a full service water damage clean up team like Red Truck Disaster Response to preempt mold growth, then restore your home.
Thunderstorm Risks -...
Persistent water issues may be caused by leaking joints, clogs in your water lines, poor workmanship, failed solderings, or simply old age. When water is left to sit over time, your Boise home poses many different types of dangers.
Dangers To Your Health
A study from the University of Sheffield in 2015 showed that contaminants from pipes can enter the water network through a leak. The drop in water pressure from the leak can allow contaminants to enter the pipes, enter...
Speed is a key element of water damage restoration. This is especially true of removing floodwater from the home and drying it out. The longer it takes to remove floodwater from a home, the greater the damage will be. Below are the four problems that become worse and worse as floodwater remains in your home. To prevent these from happening to you, don’t hesitate to call our professional restoration experts at Red Truck Disaster Response in Boise...
There’s Water In My Kitchen Cabinets
Due to all the water lines and drain pipes, your kitchen is vulnerable to water damage. A leak from any one of those sources can cause extensive damage to both your upper and lower cabinets. Excess water is terrible for wood and medium density fibreboard (MDF) -- especially expensive kitchen cabinets. Stock cabinets start at about $100 per linear foot, semi-custom cabinets will run you around $100 to $650 per linear foot, and...
When your Eagle home suffers from water damage, your first concern is your family’s safety. Your second question is, “Will my homeowners policy pay for this cleanup?” It’s not always easy to figure out when water damage is or isn’t covered by your policy because the distinctions are so fine. Review your policy with your insurance agent and work with a water damage restoration team that is very familiar with the industry, like Red Truck.
Water damage restoration is a very time-sensitive process. Every hour you wait after a flood to begin the water cleanup and restoration process increases the overall damage to your home. Below are a few simple things you can do to speed up the cleanup process. However, it should not be confused that these are the only steps you need to take. It is also essential that you contact a professional cleaning and restoration company such as Red...
Idaho floods are unpredictable and destructive. We at Red Truck Disaster Response know how floods can cause problems on major infrastructure, cut essential services, destroy property and livelihoods. Although they are usually a result of rain swollen rivers or a burst dam, floods can rush into canyons that have never seen rain.
Never ignore an evacuation order— authorities will direct you to leave if you are within the greatest potential path of rising waters....
Water damage can occur at any time of the day, any day of the week, and any time of the year. The stresses of water damage usually come unexpectedly which is why restoration companies like Red Truck Disaster Response are on-call every hour of every day. Whether your roof is leaking, flooding occurs, a pipe breaks, an appliance breaks, or any other form of water damage occurs, a powerful team will be by your side to restore all the...
Everyone makes mistakes, right? It’s bound to happen, but if you can try to avoid making these mistakes when it comes to water damage cleanup, you will be in a good spot.
Waiting too long
Having flooding in your home can be a stressful and frustrating situation. It can happen unexpectedly and easily get put on the back burner with many other things on our day to day agendas. Although this is true, you should try your best to make it...