Protecting Your Home from Frozen and Bursting Pipes
Southern Ohio has experienced some record cold temperatures this month. Though you may be taking extra steps to keep yourself warm, SERVPRO of Athens & Gallia Counties wants to remind you to keep your home safe as well.
The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety reports that pipes generally don't burst from simply freezing - it is actually the buildup of pressure between the frozen water blockage and the closed faucet that causes the pipe to burst.
Here at SERVPRO of Athens & Gallia counties, we care about our customers and want to pass on the following tips to help protect their homes:
1) Let a faucet slowly drip during extreme cold weather (under 20 degrees F) to provide pressure relief on the pipe. If hot and cold water lines serve a fixture, make sure that both lines are contributing to the drip.
2) If you are planning to travel out of town, take the extra precaution of draining your water system. To do this, shut off the main water valve and then turn on all fixtures until water stops flowing. If there is no water in the lines, they can't freeze or burst.
In the event that the worst happens and you come home to a burst pipe and water in your home, SERVPRO of Athens & Gallia Counties provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.
Faster To Any Size Disaster
Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of Athens & Gallia Counties arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.
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Stay warm out there and remember that SERVPRO of Athens & Gallia Counties is here to help with all of your routine and emergency restoration and cleaning needs.
About SERVPRO of Athens & Gallia Counties
SERVPRO of Athens & Gallia Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
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