Trouble With Frozen Pipes
What To Do When It Hits
This year our area experienced unusually cold temperatures, leaving many homes and business with the mess of frozen pipes.
While it doesn't happen often, it's important to know how to avoid frozen pipes, and what to do in the event your home or business suffers water damage due to freezing temperatures.
Before the cold hits: insulate pipes with heat tape and seal any leaks letting in cold air, especially around electrical wiring, dryer vents and pipes.
Once the cold has hit: let warm water drip overnight and open cabinet doors to allow heat to get to any uninsulated pipes under sinks.
If your pipes freeze: leave your facets turned on and call for help.
If your pipes have actually burst: turn off the water at the main shut-off valve; leave facets turned on.
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Water Damage Tips
Keeping Your Property Dry
Water damage happens quickly, often without much warning.
Make sure to call professional help as soon as possible to limit the amount of damage and begin the restoration process.
Things to remember in the event of water damage to your property:
- Call for professional help. Bacteria growth can begin within hours.
- Remove as much water as possible by mopping and blotting.
- Remove wet area rugs.
- Lift draperies off the floor, loop through a coat hanger and place the hanger of a drapery rod.
- Wipe furniture, prop up wet furniture cushions, and place aluminum foil under furniture legs.
- Move photos, paintings, and art to a safe DRY location.
- Open drawers, closet, and cabinet doors to enhance drying.
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Cool Stuff That Works
The HP60 Ceiling and Wall Drying Package is a high-pressure drying system, perfect for excessive water situations.
When frozen pipes burst, this specialized drying system is exactly what you want! It is specifically designed to target hidden, hard-to-find areas of moisture -- even behind paint, wallpaper, sound barriers and other surfaces.