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During Freezing Weather, Take Preventative Action

1/7/2015 (Permalink)

freezing weather can take disastrous toll on pipes

Winter weather can create havic and severe property damage when water pipes burst. Follow these tips to prevent damage:

Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.

Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children.

When the weather is very cold outside, let the cold water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe - even at a trickle - helps prevent pipes from freezing.

Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night. By temporarily suspending the use of lower nighttime temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill, but you can prevent a much more costly repair job if pipes freeze and burst.

If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55° F.

If you DO experience a water damage, give us a call (803-755-9774) just before you report your claim so that we can put you on a list. Keep your insurance policy information handy. You can also use our free app to store your insurance information along with water/gas/electric shut off photos and instructions. Search "SERVPRO" in the app store. More info on the app at: www.SERVPRO.com/ready.

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