Frozen Pipe Prevention
The best cure for frozen pipes is to prevent freezing from happening in the first place. At Protek Restoration, our recommendations for your home apply to your office or place of business as well. Here are some strategies for preventing frozen pipes in our Alabama service area:
Pay attention to the forecast: prepare your home for a cold weather.
Open Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets—this allows warmer air to circulate around water pipes.
Open Taps Throughout House—the dripping water keeps water moving in the pipes, preventing the water from freezing.
Turn Water Off—drain the water supply lines.
Keep Thermostat At 55 Degrees—this only becomes necessary if you are planning on being absent from home during the winter.
Insurance companies are much more prone to pay claims on water damage if they can be assured that you, the homeowner, took responsible, preemptive steps to prevent water damage. Following our simple guidelines could go a long way if disaster does strike in spite of your best efforts. In addition to water damage repairs and restoration, we can also help you communicate with your insurance company. We’re even willing to work with your insurance and file directly with them so you don’t have to worry about it. Our team of professional, certified technicians are standing by to help with your needs anywhere in our Montgomery Alabama Service Area.
Sustainable Strategies to Prevent Frozen Pipes
In addition to seasonal prevention methods, we recommend sustainable, long-term strategies for water damage prevention as well. Year-round maintenance and winterizing are among our basic strategies. You should also make sure to check your pipes on a regular basis, inspecting them for cracks and leaks. Areas likely to freeze and burst include pipes in the main sewer line, exterior walls, attic, basement, crawl space, and garage pipes.
Pipe Maintenance: Check your water supply system regularly for possible leaks, cracks, and regular wear and tear. Insulation and Winterizing can go a long way to prevent and minimize the likelihood of water damage from frozen and burst pipes.
Home Maintenance: Add air sealing. Seal and caulk air leaks and water leaks to prevent pipes from freezing and bursting. You could also add insulation to your attic, basement, or crawl space to insulate and provide consistent room temperatures throughout your home which may in turn prevent pipes from freezing.
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