Freezing pipes are a common issue that afflicts homes in climates that have frequent or even occasional freezing weather. The problem with freezing pipes is that when water freezes within the pipes, it expands, which can put too much pressure on the pipe and cause it to crack or burst in certain areas. This type of damage can be very expensive, due to the cost of repairing water damage and the cost of replacing broken pipes.
When your home is damaged by freezing pipes, it is important to have an insurance company that takes your situation seriously and provides the necessary coverage for repairs. Unfortunately, many people are unfairly denied their claims or underpaid on claims, leading to unexpected financial strain. If your insurance company has denied or underpaid your claim, a Dallas insurance attorney of Smith Kendall, PLLC, may be able to help you get the payment you need. To speak with an attorney today, contact us at 214-361-6124.
Pipes can freeze very quickly, which is especially dangerous for homes that are in places where freezing weather is less common, making the pipes less likely to be insulated properly. While pipes are unlikely to freeze when they are in heated areas, other pipes are particularly vulnerable to freezing, including:
It only takes an eighth of an inch crack in a frozen pipe to spill over 200 gallons of water in a single day. Thus, damage can be particularly disastrous if the pipe bursts inside the home and causes flooding in an attic, basement, or in the walls.
If you have had home damage caused by a frozen pipe and your insurance company has underpaid or denied you claim, you may need the representation of an experienced attorney to get the coverage you are seeking. To speak with someone about your case, contact a Dallas insurance attorney of Smith Kendall, PLLC, today at 214-361-6124.