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Preventing Frozen Pipes in Your Home

2/2/2023 (Permalink)

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Weather can change in a matter of hours in Western Pennsylvania need to be prepared at all times during the winter months. As the winter season is in its peak, it's important to remain prepared in preventing frozen water pipes in your home. Frozen pipes not only disrupt your water supply, but they can also lead to costly water damage and the need for water damage restoration services.

The professionals at SERVPRO of Southern Butler County have put together this blog post to help educate property owners on frozen pipes in your home. We have included a list of six things to expect and some tips to keep in mind regarding preventing frozen pipes.

Six tips for preventing frozen pipes in your home:

  1. Insulate your pipes: Exposed pipes are more likely to freeze, so be sure to insulate any pipes that are located in unheated areas of your home, such as the attic, basement, or garage. You can use pipe insulation sleeves, heat tape, or foam pipe insulation to protect your pipes.
  2. Keep your thermostat set to the same temperature day and night: By keeping your thermostat at a consistent temperature, you can help prevent your pipes from freezing.
  3. Allow a slow trickle of water to flow: When the temperature dips below freezing, allow a slow trickle of water to flow from your faucets. This can help prevent your pipes from freezing and bursting.
  4. Keep your garage door closed: If you have pipes in your garage, be sure to keep the garage door closed to keep the area warm.
  5. Disconnect your garden hoses: Before the winter season arrives, be sure to disconnect your garden hoses and store them in a safe place. If water is left in the hose, it can freeze and cause your outdoor faucets to burst.
  6. Seal any drafts: Check for drafts around your windows and doors and seal any gaps to keep the cold air out.

By following these prevention tips, you can help protect your home from the costly damage caused by frozen pipes. However, if you do experience a pipe burst, it's important to quickly address the issue and call a professional water damage restoration company to properly assess the damage and restore your home. Don't hesitate to contact a water damage restoration company if you suspect that your pipes have burst or if you notice any signs of water damage in your home.

In conclusion, taking steps to prevent frozen pipes in your home is essential to avoiding the need for water damage restoration services. By insulating your pipes, keeping your thermostat consistent, allowing a slow trickle of water to flow, closing your garage door, disconnecting your garden hoses, and sealing any drafts, you can help protect your home from the costly damage caused by frozen pipes.

Thank you for reading our blog post on storm damage inspections. We hope this information helps get your property back in shape after a storm. If you need any assistance with storm damage inspections or repairs, contact SERVPRO of Southern Butler County today! We are here to help.

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