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Water Damage Frozen Pipes

How To Avoid Water Damage Frozen Pipes

Winter has now rolled in and cold temperatures are biting down.  As a home and property owner you need to think about how to avoid water damage frozen pipes.  Some things to keep in mind include:

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  • Draining outdoor plumbing systems that are not needed including garden hoses, fountain pipes, pool pipes, and hot tub pipes.  Make sure to unhook hoses from outside water spigots.
  • Keep your home evenly heated throughout the winter months.
  • Make sure that pipes running along outside walls or in colder areas of your house are insulated.
  • Leaving indoor faucets running with just a small drizzle will keep the water in the pipes flowing on those especially cold nights.
  • Opening cabinet doors that contain water pipes like p-traps will allow extra heat to enter in.  This will help to make sure those pipes with standing water in them don’t freeze.

If a Frozen Pipe Becomes A Water Mess:

In the event that something goes wrong and you do experience a water damage frozen pipes – don’t panic.  First things first: shut off the water source.  Next call a plumber to come out and fix the broken pipe.  If you don’t have a plumber give us a call and we will get you in touch with a reputable company.  Finally call Professional Restoration Systems (203) 309-4409 so we can dry out the damaged areas of your home.

In our experience, most of the time water damage frozen pipes are losses that are covered by your homeowners insurance.  Luckily, your homeowner’s insurance policy can limit your financial responsibility for the cleanup of the water loss. Best of all we will work directly with your insurance company to resolve the claim fast and reduce your headaches and stress.

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