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Avoid Freezing Pipes as Temperatures Drop

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

As temperatures drop below freezing, water pipes at your home and your workplace run the risk of freezing and bursting. When this happens, flooding and damage can occur to the property and possessions. Although bursting pipes can lead to many issues, it can be avoidable. Here are a few tips to help safeguard against freezing pipes:

Add Extra Insulation

Pipes located in the basement or attic need protection from freezing temperatures. Adding extra insulation, such as fiberglass or foam rubber, can be a solution for exposed pipes in these areas.

Caulk Holes and Cracks

All holes and cracks near pipes should remain sealed to keep cold air and keep warm air inside. Be sure to check on the inside and the outside of the building.

Drip your Faucets

Turning on the faucet can relieve pressure in the pipe. This simple act keeps the pressure from building up and reducing the chances that the pipe bursts, and you have a flooding situation.

Open the Cabinet Doors

If cabinet doors are open, warm air will circulate the pipes. Chances of water freezing within the line decrease when the air around the pipe is kept warm.

Make Sure the Heat is Up

Keep your household or business temperature above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, even when there's no one occupying the building for periods.

If disaster strikes and damage occurs by frozen pipes flooding your property, our team here at SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando is ready to spring into action and make it "Like it never even happened." Call us anytime. We're ready to respond to your emergency 24/7.

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