The winter season is an opportunity to get away and spend time with family, friends or just go away on holiday. Although homeowners do their best to ensure heat is maintained at a reasonable temperature, sometimes they return home to a nightmare; frozen pipes.
Often times homeowners do not even realize they have a problem. That’s because frozen pipes are not an issue until the weather warms up and the pipes start to thaw. Typically, a tall tale sign that you may have a frozen pipe problem is reduced or no flow out of a plumbing fixture like your faucet or shower. Other areas where you may encounter frozen pipes include areas against exterior walls or where your water service enters your home through the foundation.
How to Thaw a Frozen Pipe
A frozen pipe will not always crack or burst, so thawing pipes out slowly is your best bet. You can use an electric heating pad wrapped around the pipe, an electric hair dryer, or use towels soaked in hot water. The biggest problem homeowners face is when the frozen area is not accessible, or if you cannot thaw the pipe and need to open up walls. At this point, you are looking at a hefty expense and you will need to call a public adjuster to help you manage the chaos of the property insurance claim.
Help with Property Insurance Claim
A good public adjuster will tackle all aspects of the property insurance claim on your behalf; fiercely negotiating to ensure you are compensated for every dollar you are owed and to get your payment- quickly. Public adjuster such as United Public Adjusters & Appraisers, Inc. will ensure to complete a thorough inspection to detail all the damages and to pinpoint the cause of loss. Public Adjusters also prepare detailed estimates and inventories for both the building and personal property.
An added benefit of working with an adjuster are the additional resources you will be supplied with. Good PA’s have relationships with vendors such as plumbers, contractors, and restoration companies, and can put you in contact with trusted resources to rebuild from the damage you suffered.
Has your claim been delayed, denied or underpaid? We’d welcome the opportunity to help. Call us today for a free, no-obligation claim review. We do not get paid unless we settle the claim. There are no out of pocket expenses to utilize our services. Give us a Call at 8-800-718-LOSS (5677) or Submit Your Information via our REPORT A LOSS form.