Preventing Winter Water Damages
Winter is right around the corner and one of the worst incidents to deal with in the cold is a broken water pipe. Although they are easily preventable, hundreds of emergency calls occur every day during winter in response water pipes that have burst due to temperature changes. The key is prevention, prevention, and prevention.
Inspect and Insulate
Inspection of your pipes should obvious include those that are outdoors; however, the ones that are often overlooked are inside. Many forget that cold air can seep into buildings and create weak spots on piping. Crawlspaces, attics, and other tights spaces are some of the main places that go unaccounted for during winterization inspections. Make sure that you or the professional you choose does not forget to inspect these areas.
Insulation comes in several forms and each has its advantages. Regardless of which type is chosen, the most important factor is to make sure that the insulation is installed correctly. If you decide to do the insulation yourself, do your research for specific applications and follow the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Winter Travel Plans
If you are going be on vacation during the winter, be sure to make sure that your home remains lightly heated during your absence. By setting your thermostat to at least 55 you can prevent internal pipes from being exposed to cold snaps.
If a pipe does burst, cut the water off to prevent continual water damage and call Christian Brothers immediately. We will help you find the right plumber for your situation and get it fixed. Water from burst pipes can lead to weakened wood structures, blistering of paint and flooring, and mold growth. Call us to repair and prevent such damages if you have had a burst pipe.
Christian Brothers Restoration has been offering unique and reliable water damage repair and emergency restoration services to its clients for decades. Our water damage restoration services ensures that all vestiges of moisture are eliminated from your home or commercial building. We also have modern mold removal and content restoration options at your disposal.