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Stay Away From Frozen Pipes This Year

1/22/2024 (Permalink)

Frozen pipes are a terrible thing to wake up to, but there are ways to avoid them completely! Follow our helpful tips this year to keep your home safe from the sub freezing temperatures. 

Step 1: Know your home:
Are there pipes in your house that are more exposed than others? Is there a faucet that freezes every year? Keep things like this in mind. If your unfamiliar with your home because its new to you, or your first winter staying in it, take a minute to familiarize yourself with where your water access' are. Faucets close to an outside wall are more likely to freeze than those closer to the center of the home.

Step 2: Let the tap's drip:
When below freezing temperatures are expected, leave your faucets dripping a little until the temperature's return above freezing. Moving water takes longer to freeze and just a little movement goes a long way.

Step 3: Leave the heat on in your absence.

Leaving your heater on just above freezing while your away at work, or on vacation might be the life saver of your return. Although it can feel like we are waiting electricity, leaving the heat on just enough to keep our house above freezing internally can save you thousands on a water loss, and a huge headache on your return. In combination with leaving the faucets dripping your return should be a dry one even in these subfreezing temperatures. 

Accidents happen all the time. When they do, leave it to the pro's at SERVPRO to help return your home to where it looks like it "Never Even Happened."

SERVPRO of Blackfoot Pocatello is open 24/7 365 and available anytime to help with your emergency! Call us at 208-242-3819. 

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