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Freezing Temps Only Felt Once in a Lifetime-Tips for Your Home to Help Prevent Frozen Pipes

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2019

Frozen pipes, burst pipes, and water damage are common problems when the temperatures get this frigid. Here are some preventive things you can do to help ensure you won't have frozen pipes and water damage:

  • Run a trickle of water during the night.
  • Disconnect all outdoor hoses and turn off water to exterior faucets and systems.
  • Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate plumbing.
  • Insulate pipes, especially those close to the outside wall, attics or crawl spaces.
  • Keep your heat at 55* or higher even when out of town.
  • Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.
  • Identify locations of the shut-off valve so you're prepared to stop flow of water ASAP if a pipe does burst.

Regardless of all precautions you take, bad things sometimes happen.If bad stuff happens to you, Chem-Dry of Michiana is here to help.

If Pipes Freeze:

  • Open all faucets
  • Remove insulation and wrap pipes in rags.
  • As the weather improves, keep an eye on your pipes to see if you have a leak.

If Pipes Burst:

  • Shut off water supply immediately to prevent further damage.
  • Take proper precautions to avoid an electrical shock from being in or standing near open water.
  • Take an inventory of damage property or possessions.
  • CALL CHEM-DRY OF MICHIANA. Our team of specialists are here to help. A quick response will help prevent health and property damage.


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