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How do I Keep Pipes from Freezing and Bursting?

1/19/2024 (Permalink)

water pipe burst Winter is here, and frigid temperatures mean there is an imminent risk of pipe breaks and ice dams.

Winter is here, and frigid temperatures mean there is an imminent risk of pipe breaks and ice dams. During the winter months, it is essential to take precautions to prevent pipes from freezing and potentially bursting. Here are ways to take precautions:

  • First, insulate any exposed pipes in unheated areas such as garages or crawl spaces using pipe insulation or heat tape.
  • Keep interior temperatures above 55 degrees Fahrenheit, even when you're away
  • Open cabinet doors to let warm air circulate around pipes.
  • Drip faucets slightly to relieve pressure and avoid freezing.
  • If you're leaving for an extended period, consider shutting off the main water supply and draining the pipes.

By adopting these measures, you can mitigate the risk of frozen pipes and the potential damage that comes with it. With a team of experienced professionals, SERVPRO is ready to respond 24/7 to winter water damage emergencies of any magnitude. Call us today! Call (814) 806-1987 or visit our website for more information.  

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