EVERY SECOND COUNTS!
WHEN YOUR HOME IS DAMAGED BY WATER
If you've experienced flooding and water damage in your home from a recent storm, or frozen pipes, National Catastrophe Restoration, Inc. (NCRI) can send response crews now.
Broken pipes, flooded basements, leaking sprinkler systems, washer hoses, sump pumps, rainwater, leaking roofs... water knows very few boundaries.
When it goes where it shouldn't, call on NCRI restoration to remove the water damage and implement drying and dehumidification procedures. We will treat and deodorize affected areas to address health hazards common with water damage.
Quick response and treatment for water damage is imperative in reducing further damage due to mold or mildew. NCRI water damage restoration technicians are trained in effectively handling water damage to structure and contents, including document drying.
Don't let your water pipes freeze during winter months.
Every winter season, the pipes in buildings and homes are at risk of damage from freezing conditions. An average of a quarter-million people have their lives disrupted and their buildings ruined each winter, all because of water pipes that freeze and burst. Recovering from frozen pipes is not as simple as calling a plumber. An eighth-inch crack in a pipe can spew up to 250 gallons of water a day. The following tips can help you safeguard your home before, during and after a pipe freezes.
- Identify cold air drafts coming in from a flu or chimney chase and caulk gaps that are near pipes.
- Check pipes around your water meter, in unheated areas, near exterior walls and in crawl spaces. These tend to be vulnerable to freezing conditions.
- Check your faucets for water flow and pressure before you leave the building at night and again in the morning when you return.
- The first sign of freezing is reduced water flow from a faucet.
- Allow a faucet to slightly drip lukewarm water to minimize freezing.
If a Pipe Freezes:
- When thawing a pipe, start thawing it nearest to the faucet. Make sure the faucet is turned on so that melted water can drip out.
- To thaw a frozen pipe, heat water on the stove, soak towels in the hot water and wrap them around cold sections of the pipes.
- If a faucet or pipe inside your house freezes, you can thaw it using a good hair dryer. (For safety purposes, avoid operating a hair dryer around standing water.)
If a Pipe Bursts
- Shut off water at the main valve.
- If the break is in a hot water pipe, the valve on top of the water heater should be closed.
- Call NCRI for 24/7 Emergency Response 1-800-598-6274
- WIND/WATER/FIRE RESTORATION
- CONSTRUCTION/REMODELING SERVICES
- MOLD REMEDIATION
- AIR DUCT CLEANING
- CARPET CLEANING
- ELECTRONICS RESTORATION
- EMERGENCY POWER
- TEMPORARY ROOFING
- CONTENT CLEANING
- DOCUMENT DRYING
- SMOKE AND ODOR REMOVAL
- WATER EXTRACTION
Why Choose NCRI?
Our highly trained and certified staff of professionals utilizes the latest technology in the restoration industry. Our pricing is competitive and we will bid on any project. NCRI truly cares about the Wichita community and gives back by supporting many local charities and service organizations. The Wichita YWCA, Habitat for Humanity, Operation Holiday and the Ronald McDonald House are only a few of the organizations in which NCRI actively supports. Our employees belong to many professional business associations in Wichita; such as the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Apartment Association of Greater Wichita, IREM, IFMA and BOMA.
Since 1972, NCRI has been restoring structures and peace of mind for homeowners and businesses across Kansas. With one of the largest warehouses of vehicles and equipment in the Midwest, NCRI can take care of the smallest or largest job quickly and effectively. For we know, every second counts when a disaster strikes!
In times of disaster, assistance is needed immediately. That is why NCRI works both quickly and effectively to repair the damage and devastation caused by natural or man-made disasters.
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