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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes During Cold Weather – SERVPRO

12/29/2021 (Permalink)

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Frozen Pipes and Ice Damming Damage in Frederick – Call SERVPRO

Winter storms often bring snow and ice in Frederick and sometimes frozen pipes when the temperature drops well below normal. Water lines inside exterior walls, unheated rooms, and external water taps are at risk of freezing and creating leaks as the pipes split. Water expands as it freezes, and it does not matter whether plastic or copper pipes are used in your home. They all are in danger when the outside temperature falls below freezing.

SERVPRO can assist with the cleanup after a water leak caused by frozen pipes and ice damming in Frederick. A frozen pipe inside an exterior wall can distribute a great deal of water. It may not be noticed until the water begins to come through cracks in the wall to spread over the floor. Or there is no water flowing when you turn on a tap somewhere in your home. Our team can extract the water from floor materials, complete water cleanup, and expose the leak's location to dry the wall and make repairs.

Residents can prevent many instances of pipes freezing when freezing temperatures are in the forecast. Although preventing frozen pipes may cost homeowners, the extra cost is worth it compared to the damage a frozen pipe can cause. There are several steps homeowners can consider to help prevent pipes freezing:

  • Turn up the interior temperature of your home during cold weather
  • Heat unheated rooms with electric heaters
  • Leave doors open to all interior spaces, especially laundry areas
  • Turn on water taps to allow a slow drip to maintain water flow inside pipes
  • Drain exterior facing lines, turn off internal taps for these exterior facing pipes
  • If your home is susceptible to frozen pipes during cold weather, consider improving the insulation in these areas

Call SERVPRO of Frederick County in Frederick and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (301) 662-1747.

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