Steps To Prevent Frozen Pipes
The truth is, living in this area can be rough and even though you take the time and effort to prepare for the worst, bad things can still happen. Temperatures can drop rather fast and take you and your pipes by surprise, leaving you with a rather dangerous and expensive mess to clean up.
SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor professional technicians want to assist you with preventing frozen pipes from damaging your Greeley/Windsor area home or commercial property. When that isn't enough, we want to be the place you call to assist you with repairing the damage to your property.
There are a few suggestions that our trained SERVPRO technicians would like to recommend for you to avoid frozen pipes this winter. We can't say that these precautions will prevent accidents from happening, but it will improve your chances.
At SERVPRO we recommend taking the time to insulate any piping exposed to outside elements, include adding heat tape or heat cables where frozen pipes are likely to happen, this will assist you in preventing this sort of damage. However, there are a handful of other things that you can do to actively prevent frozen pipes from being your number one concern this winter.
1.) Disconnect and properly store any outside hoses.
2.) Make sure that your outside faucets are in good working order, no leaks or drips, and that they are prepared to resist the coming weather.
3.) Leave both your hot and cold water dripping overnight to maintain a steady flow through your pipes.
4.) Leave cabinet and storage doors open to allow heat to enter into those areas to assist in heating uninsulated pipes running through them.
5.) Never shut off your indoor heat, maintain at least 65 degrees indoors at all times, even if you aren't going to be home.
Most importantly, if you experience water damage call the professionals at SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor. We have specialized equipment to get mitigation started prohibiting further damage to your property. There's no reason for you to face the situation alone. Our professionally trained staff at SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor has several years of experience dealing with water damage, call us today. We're available 24/7/365 - (970) 353-1388.