Frozen Pipes, Roaring Gap
Vacation homes often sit vacant for extended periods of time, particularly in the colder months. This increases the likelihood of any damages going undiscovered for a longer period of time. This vacation home in Roaring Gap, NC was the victim of multiple frozen pipes. The water ran for more than three weeks before the homeowner discovered the damages. If you are leaving your property for an extended period of time make sure to winterize your home. Close the water supply, shutoff and drain the hot water heater and add RV antifreeze to your sinks, toilets and bathtubs. This can minimize your risk from a catastrophic plumbing failure due to freezing temperatures. Always maintain the heat in your home at a level that will protect from the freezing temperature. Failure to maintain heat is a common coverage issue for property owners filing a water damage claim for frozen pipes. SERVPRO of Davie and Yadkin Counties was able to dry the home and ready it for rebuild.