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.
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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....
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...