Winter is just around the corner, be prepared!
With the colder months just a few week away we all need to start thinking about the threats during the fall/winter months.
Frozen pipes are often those exposed to the cold weather, such as those outside of your home, or in cold areas, such as basements, garages, and kitchen cabinets.
A frozen pipe can burst at the point where the ice blockage inside the pipe is located. Typically the rupture is caused by the backflow pressure between the water source and the blockage. A burst pipe can cause considerable damage to your property if not addressed quickly.
To prevent pipes from freezing, here are a few steps to take according to the American Red Cross
- Be sure to completely drain water from swimming pool or sprinkler lines. As well as hoses outside of the home
- Open kitchen cabinets to let warm air near the plumbing.
- When the weather is extremely cold, let water drip from faucets that may come from an exposed pipe.
- Keep your heat set to the same temperature both day and night.
As always, SERVPRO is a 24 hour water restoration company. If you do suffer a water loss this winter please call us at 503-648-8513 at any time of the day!