Water Damage in IN, including Portage, Lake Station & Chesterton.

Frozen and Burst Pipe Restoration in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana

Pipes don’t freeze, but the water inside them may. When temperatures plummet, the water expands as it turns into ice and could exert enough pressure to rupture a pipe wall or break apart a pipe joint. Such leaks, if undetected right away, can cause significant damage to floors, carpeting, drywall, and fiberglass insulation. Burst copper pipes used to supply water to plumbing fixtures or to circulate water to baseboard radiators are common sources of major leaks. Pipes may also burst for reasons other than freezing, such as when a carpenter accidentally drives a nail through one, but freezing is the most common cause of pipe leakage. When leaking or burst pipes strike, Stash Property Restoration is the company to call to dry out, clean up, and restore your living space.

Burst Pipe

As water freezes, it expands about 10 percent in volume. That pressure can cause a rupture.

Common causes of leaking, burst, or frozen pipes

  • Insufficient insulation
  • Insulation that has been damaged or dislodges
  • A malfunctioning heating system, typically while homeowners are away
  • Corrosion, typically at a soldered joint
  • Damage to a pipe during remodeling activities
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Stash Property Restoration is Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana's leading water damage repair and restoration company. We have the expertise and equipment to handle a variety of water-related disasters, including burst pipes, clogged drain overflow and flooded basements. Contact us today to schedule an estimate for water damage restoration in Portage, Lake Station, Chesterton and nearby.

What to do when your frozen pipes burst

There is a very distinctive sound to pipes freezing. It can best be described as a bang or clang. The sound is caused by water suddenly expanding into ice at the moment it freezes. It may not be accompanied by the sound of running water because, for a time, the ice will prevent leakage from occurring. When this happens:

  • Turn off the main water valve immediately.It is typically located in a basement or utility room. Fast action can minimize damage from a burst pipe.
  • Call Stash Property Restoration right away. We have operators standing by 24/7. Instead of getting a recorded message, you can talk to a real person about your emergency. Our emergency crews are usually able to respond within 2 hours and handle the burst pipe clean up and restoration process.

If the ice in the pipe has thawed and water is flowing into your home:

  • Note where the sound of running water is coming from.
  • Shut off the main water valve, if you can do it safely, and call Stash Property Restoration. Don’t take safety risks when you have flooding due to a burst pipe. Contact with an electrical switch or device while standing in water can cause shock or electrocution. It’s better to wait for Stash Property Restoration technicians to arrive to ensure safe water removal and water damage repair.
  • Move valuable items. As long as you can do so safely, move items that are wet or may be damaged by standing water. You can relocate these items to a dry area and take steps to clean and dry them out.

We offer frozen and burst pipe restoration & cleanup services in IN

After the burst pipe leak has been stopped and repaired, rely upon Stash Property Restoration to handle your
water damage restoration needs. We clean up the mess and take steps to avoid mold problems. Depending on where the pipe leak occurred and what materials got wet, procedures may be required to avoid a mold infestation. Stash Property Restoration has heavy-duty drying and dehumidifying equipment to quickly dry out wet materials. This fast drying action can often prevent mold from forming. In other cases, items like carpeting may need to be removed to facilitate drying and cleaning the space.

Stash Property Restoration is your frozen and burst pipe restoration company. We also offer services to help with cleanup due to a sink overflow or clogged drain. We will help you prevent future frozen pipe leaks by assessing what caused the pipe to burst in the first place, upgrading insulation around it, or relocating it to a less vulnerable place when possible. Call or email us today for an estimate in Lake Station, Portage, Chesterton, South Bend, Gary, Cicero, Valparaiso, Berwyn, Orland Park, Lemont and surrounding areas in Indiana.

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Serving IN including the Greater Portage area
Our Indiana Service Area
Cities in Cook County, IL
Alsip
Bedford Park
Berwyn
Blue Island
Bridgeview
Burbank
Calumet City
Chicago
Chicago Heights
Chicago Ridge
Cicero
Country Club Hills
Dolton
Evergreen Park
Flossmoor
Glenwood
Harvey
Hazel Crest
Hickory Hills
Hometown
Homewood
Justice
Lansing
Lemont
Lyons
Markham
Matteson
Midlothian
Oak Forest
Oak Lawn
Oak Park
Olympia Fields
Orland Park
Palos Heights
Palos Hills
Palos Park
Park Forest
Posen
Richton Park
Riverdale
Robbins
South Holland
Steger
Summit Argo
Thornton
Tinley Park
Willow Springs
Worth

Cities in Dupage County, IL
Willowbrook

Cities in Iroquois County, IL
Beaverville

Cities in Kankakee County, IL
Aroma Park
Bourbonnais
Bradley
Grant Park
Kankakee
Manteno
Momence
Pembroke Township
Saint Anne

Cities in Will County, IL
Beecher
Braidwood
Crest Hill
Crete
Elwood
Frankfort
Homer Glen
Joliet
Lockport
Manhattan
Mokena
Monee
New Lenox
Peotone
Romeoville
University Park
Wilmington

Cities in Jasper County, IN
Demotte
Fair Oaks
Rensselaer
Tefft
Wheatfield

Cities in La Porte County, IN
Hanna
Kingsbury
Kingsford Heights
La Crosse
La Porte
Michigan City
Mill Creek
Rolling Prairie
Union Mills
Wanatah
Westville

Cities in Lake County, IN
Cedar Lake
Crown Point
Dyer
East Chicago
Gary
Griffith
Hammond
Highland
Hobart
Lake Station
Leroy
Lowell
Merrillville
Munster
Saint John
Schererville
Schneider
Shelby
Whiting

Cities in Marshall County, IN
Culver
Plymouth

Cities in Newton County, IN
Lake Village
Morocco
Roselawn
Sumava Resorts
Thayer

Cities in Porter County, IN
Beverly Shores
Boone Grove
Chesterton
Hebron
Kouts
Portage
Valparaiso
Wheeler

Cities in Pulaski County, IN
Francesville
Medaryville
Monterey
Winamac

Cities in St Joseph County, IN
Lakeville
New Carlisle
North Liberty
Notre Dame
South Bend
Walkerton

Cities in Starke County, IN
Grovertown
Hamlet
Knox
North Judson
Ora
San Pierre

Cities in Berrien County, MI
Baroda
Berrien Springs
Bridgman
Buchanan
Galien
Harbert
Lakeside
New Buffalo
Niles
Saint Joseph
Sawyer
Sodus
Stevensville
Three Oaks
Union Pier

Our Locations:

Stash Property Restoration
1777 Armstrong St.
Portage, IN 46368
1-219-576-6444
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