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Stop the freeze!

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

Frozen pipes burst and caused water damage? Give us a call. We're always here to help.

Burst water pipes are the leading cause of property damage during cold months. The reason for this is that these pipes that supply our homes with fresh running water are usually made of soft copper or PVC and are extremely vulnerable to freezing conditions. Pair this with pipes in an unheated area such us a crawl space or attic and you’ve got yourself the perfect situation for frozen pipes. And if you thought the only inconvenience of a frozen pipe is the lack of running water, you are wrong. When water freezes inside a pipe, it expands and causes pressure to build between the blockage and the closed faucet. This can cause the line to rupture and flood your home.

Let’s talk about the best ways to protect your water pipes from freezing so that you can protect your home from unexpected water damage and expensive repairs:

  • Insulating your pipes can be a cheap and easy way to keep your pipes from freezing
  • Keep your garage doors shut if you have water lines running through your garage
  • If you plan to be away from home for an extended period of time, leave the heat on and set the temperature to at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit
  • On days that will be exceptionally frigid, let water drip from the faucets. Running water helps to keep the pipes from freezing

Mother Nature has a great way of attacking us when we’re most vulnerable and unsuspecting. If you ended up with burst pipes after this last cold-front, we’re here to help.

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