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Emergency Responders and Water Restoration Specialists Respond to Frozen Pipes in Maryland

Polar Vortex brings historically low temperatures to Maryland, Washington DC, and the rest of the Mid-Atlantic region, leaving residential and commercial property owners with frozen pipes and flooded buildings. Along with emergency responders, water resto

BALTIMORE, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- According to CNN's report, cities and towns in the wake of a rare polar vortex, the likes of which have not been seen in the continental US for over thirty years, are hunkering down for a "rare danger warning." Cities like Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC are experiencing temperatures twenty to thirty degrees colder than Anchorage, Alaska and Moscow, Russia. Emergency responders have been called on to deal with rare instances of flooding caused by freezing pipes and water damage in Maryland and Metro DC.

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SI Restoration, an industry leader in water damage restoration, has been servicing the Maryland and Washington DC water damage community since 1989. Residential and commercial property owners can suffer tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars in property damage due to flooding and water damage caused by bursting frozen pipes. By taking a few precautions during these record-low temperatures, home and business owners can save themselves money and time while protecting assets and valuables like equipment, furniture, and upholstery.

SI Restoration's water damage service team urges property owners to familiarize themselves with the location of their building's water main. Pipes can burst due to freezing temperatures anywhere on the premises of a home or office building. No matter where the disaster occurs, turning of the water main will disrupt the free flow of water throughout the remainder of the building. While the damage already done by the flooding may be severe, it could prove to be far worse if the main is not turned off.

Another tip provided by SI Restoration via http://www.si-restoration.com is to turn off electric in the property when it is safe to do so. Turning of the electric will prevent fire damage and electrocution, ensuring the safety of the property's inhabitants as well as the emergency responders and water damage specialists who need to access the property.

Finally, SI Restoration advises that drains and outflows be inspected regularly to prevent residential or commercial water damage. Blocked or clogged drains are one of the key reasons why areas flood in situations involving frozen pipes. Whether inspection occurs during or prior to the disaster, property owners can limit the damage done to the affected area by ensuring free flow to drains and outflows.

About SI Restoration:

For more than 22 years, SI Restoration has provided water damage, fire restoration, mold remediation / removal, hoarding cleanup, flood restoration repair, smoke damage and other restoration services. The company services commercial, industrial and residential customers with an IICRC certified staff. To learn more about SI Restoration, please visit http://www.si-restoration.com.

Media Contact: Jeff Cohn, SI Restoration, 4104586076, [email protected]

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