Frozen Hose Bib in Ferndale Washington
Most of our storm situations are due to torrential downpours, an elevated water table and high winds, but every few years we get sustained freezing temperature.
We are well prepared for the common storm and high winds, but when it dips below freezing into the teens and a north easternly wind rips through the county the brunt can be felt immediately. School closures, crazy driving conditions and frozen pipes are suddenly part of everyday living.
The long lasting effects are sometimes hidden in walls. Exterior walls to be more specific. A frozen hose bib on an exterior wall went undetected for months, but the home owner found it the first day they tried to use the hose in the front yard. They heard the water in the wall, felt the water on their feet in the bedroom and knew exactly who to call.
SERVPRO of Bellingham was on the case. Arriving at the home within 30 minutes and helping to minimize the damage, removing the wet materials and beginning the drying process.