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The Common Winter Culprit: Frozen Pipes

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It’s common for cold temperatures during the wintertime to cause your pipes to burst if you don’t prevent it from happening. If your pipes burst, it can cause extensive water damage to your home including your ceilings, walls, floors, carpets, furniture and your other belongings. It’s important to protect your home.

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Before cold temperatures arrive, you’ll want to prepare your home to prevent water damage before it occurs. When temperatures fall below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, you’ll want to follow these tips:

  • Open cabinets to allow warm air to circulate around water pipes.
  • Drip faucets around the house to prevent water pipes from freezing.

Long-Term Tips to Prevent Water Damage

You’ll want to keep your house well-maintained. If your home needs any maintenance, you’ll want to do that to prevent water damage. Follow these long-term tips:

  • Check your water supply system regularly for cracks and leaks.
  • Before winter arrives, insulate your water pipes to reduce the risk of water damage from pipes that can burst.
  • Seal air and water leaks, if you have any, with caulk to prevent water pipes from freezing and bursting.

For additional protection, you may want to consider adding insulation to your attic, crawlspace or basement.

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes From Bursting

Frozen pipes sometimes crack and burst after temperatures are above 32 degrees Fahrenheit. When pipes crack and burst, it causes water damage from flooding and leaks. If you’ve found that your pipes are frozen, you can prevent them from bursting with these tips:

  • Turn off the main water supply.
  • Drip your faucets.

Final Words

If your pipes are frozen, you’ll want to remove your belongings from the area that you think may be exposed to water damage if the pipes burst.

You’ll want to call us immediately if you have water damage in your house. By calling us, you’ll reduce and prevent further water damage. We’re available to assist you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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