Cold blast provides big boom to local businesses

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CARMEL, Ind. (Feb. 19, 2015) - The extreme cold is not only unbearable for people, it’s also proving to be too much for our pipes and other household utilities.

Central Indiana restoration crews have seen an increase in calls since the dangerously cold temperatures rolled in.

While business is good, there are several homeowners who now have a huge mess to clean up.

A broken pipe caused the kitchen and dining room of a home in Carmel to ice over.

“What I’m standing on now is pretty much a skating rink of ice,” said Steve Bryan of Service Master Restore by Crossroads.

Bryan’s restoration company spent hours pumping several feet of water out of the home. His company is running on schedule, however, he expects to see a lot more business through the weekend.

The pipe in the upstairs bathroom is believed to be the one that busted. The rushing water created what looked like a glacier on the side of the home.

“You can’t even see outside the back door because the ice has cascaded out the back of the home,” said Bryan.

Downstairs there were several inches of water and the wood floor was floating on the surface.

“Get someone out real quick to pump the water out of the basement.  Start drying it out because the longer it sits, the worse it will get,” said Bryan.

If you need restoration assistance: (317) 286-2999

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