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Cold Weather Means Freezing Pipes!

1/25/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Cold Weather Means Freezing Pipes! This pipe burst after a window was left open with temperatures outside way below freezing.

As we are right in the heart of the winter season we are seeing numerous pipes bursting from freezing temperatures.  Although sometimes it just happens and there is not much you can do, there are a few ways you can lower the risk of a bursting pipe.  The easiest is just inspecting the pipes.  Look for rusty pipes, cracks or leaks that may be occurring as well as any other noticeable damage.  These will all raise the chance of a pipe bursting by a large margin.  Another precaution you can take is by wrapping water line pipes in insulate.  Although this will not prevent freezing it will slow down the transfer rate of heat to cold. Leaving doors open to cabinets or closets at night will help warm air circulate preventing freezing.  Just being aware is the main key.  If you notice freezing on pipes take action to thaw the pipe out immediately.  SERVPRO of Burlington Township/Mount Holly is always one call away if all fails and a frozen pipe brings you disaster and damage.

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