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Preventing Frozen Pipes

12/9/2019 (Permalink)

Preventing Frozen Pipes will Prevent Winter Woes.

Sometimes frozen pipes are unavoidable. If you find yourself in a mess from a frozen pipe bursting, SERVPRO of Springfield are your experts in water restoration, from flooring to drywall as well as your personal belongings. 

When we talk about frozen pipes, this actually refers to water inside the pipe freezing. This can cause expansion within the pipe which in turn causes the pipe itself to burst. 

Draining all outside faucets in a great start to helping to prevent frozen pipes.

Wrapping pipes with heat tape that may be exposed to the elements or that do not have heat access is a great way to help prevent water from freezing inside the pipe.

Insulate and caulk around pipe openings. 

Opening cabinet doors to pipes in your kitchen and bathrooms can expose enough heat to the pipes that this can help prevent water from freezing down the pipeline.

Leaving your heat at a minimum of 55 degrees, even when you are not home, can help prevent freezing water in your pipes as well.

These are mostly small tips to use to help prevent what could be a major disaster. If you do find yourself in a predicament, SERVPRO of Springfield, Sangamon, Morgan, Cass, and Montgomery Counties is always here for you. We can be reached 24/7 at 217-528-7775. 

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