Pipes within your building or home can freeze if the temperature drops too low. There is nothing more frustrating than turning the tap and hearing that tell-tale groan that signifies frozen pipes. With the cost of repairs for broken pipes following a freeze exceeding $5,000, keeping your pipes well-insulated is a must. Pipe insulation is affordable and it should be used as much as possible to prevent frozen pipes. If you rent space in your business, consult building management on their plans for preventing frozen pipes and how you can help. For your home be sure to have the insulation checked or added to keep this damage from occurring. At ServiceMaster we are here to assist in the event that this may happen to you.
Oftentimes letting cold water drip from faucets can be key to preventing burst pipes. In addition, you can follow these tips:
- Keep your garage door or other exterior or out-building doors closed
- Open cabinet doors in kitchens and bathrooms
- Keep your thermostat set to the same temperature day and night
- If you’re not at work, keep the thermostat set at a steady, moderate temperature
- If you suspect you’ve got frozen pipes, there are a few things you can do. First, if an applicable business, call building management. If not applicable and this is your home, turn on the faucet and apply gentle heat to the pipe. However, if the pipe has already burst you’ll have a flood on your hands, so be cautious about how you handle a frozen pipe situation.
If you have already discovered that the pipe has burst and you have ongoing water damage, Call ServiceMaster Premier Services to come aid you in your time of need so you can Restore your Piece of Mind.
ServiceMaster 252-491-2244 or
Terry Booth directly 252-343-1732