In the Billings, Montana area, temperatures often drop below zero, especially in the winter time. Whether you live in the Heights, Downtown, or the West End, you will experience these freezing conditions. If you experience water damage caused by a frozen pipe, one of the first things you need to do is find the source of the damage. Know where your water shut-off valve is. This can save you lots of grief if you are ever in a situation that requires a quick turn-off. If you do not know where the water is coming from, then it is best to start on damage control. TIP: don’t forget to snap a few photos. If you have belonging that are affected, remove them to avoid further damage. This also applies to items that haven’t been touched by the water yet. Next, you need to begin removing the standing water. Depending on the amount of damage, you may need to use towels or even a sump pump. If you have a wet vacuum, use it. You may have to also pull off baseboards in order to prevent further damage to them as well. The next step would be to dry out the area with fans. No matter how severe (or not severe) water damage seems to be, you should always consult a professional, like Alpha Omega Disaster Restoration, to complete an inspection (which is often free) to make sure everything is taken care of.

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