Even though the weather has been unseasonably warm in La Crosse, WI, this February, it’s still technically wintertime. That means the weather might throw us a few more curve balls, and we may have a few more incidences of snowfall or freeze.

In the midst of these weather changes, there’s still the potential for your pipes to freeze, or even worse, for them to burst. If you’re worried that your pipes may put you at risk for some serious water damage this winter, here are a few tips for making sure that you can clean up after a frozen pipe bursts:

Furnace Issues: Most often, people experience issues with bursting pipes because of furnace malfunctions. If your house becomes especially cold, which happens most often during vacations or other long absences from your home, there is a higher likelihood of bursting pipes. When experiencing this type of water damage, look into the furnace first!

Avoid Mold: When a pipe does burst, the water can seep into your flooring, carpeting, drywall, and the spaces between the walls or floors. This increases the likelihood of mold forming and wood rotting, which can further damage your home.

Dry Quickly: In order to help avoid mold formation and keep from further damaging your home, make sure to bring in different means of drying out your home. It’s important to dry out the area to get rid of water damage as quickly as possible, often with fans, open windows, or professional cleaners.

When it comes to bursting pipes in La Crosse, WI, it’s important to know your cleanup options in order to get the job done right. Frozen pipes are a serious problem, but with the help of ServiceMaster’s professionals, you can make certain that your home is clean, safe, and free of water damage for the rest of winter.

Looking for professional help with water damage right away? Contact ServiceMaster Disaster Restoration Services today!