Freezing Pipes are a BIG Problem
As the cold weather is now here to stay, a concern for home owners and business alike is the risk of freezing pipes. In the event that pipes freeze and burst, it can cause massive water damage to the areas that are effected. Here at SERVPRO of Central Chester County we are trained and equipped to clean and assist in repairs that are in the water damaged areas.
Listed below are tips to prevent pipes from freezing:
- It is ideal to keep your home or business thermostat temperature set at 55 degrees or above which provides enough heat to keep the pipes warm.
- It is important to keep all windows and doors closed to the outside environment to keep cold air from entering the home. In addition repairing all cracks and holes around doors and windows is also helpful in preventing cold air from entering.
- If you are leaving your home for a lengthy period of time, it is ideal to shut off and drain your water system and to have someone check on your home periodically to ensure no issues.