Winter Is Coming! Are Your Pipes Ready?
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Believe it not, winter is knocking at the door. But before you get all snuggled up and cozy near the warm fire, it’s important to make sure that your home’s pipes are ready for what’s to come. If not, they can easily break or freeze, causing flooding all over your home. Keep reading to learn how to best prepare your pipes for the winter—and what to do if disaster strikes.
How can you prepare your pipes for the winter?
As winter rolls in, the temperatures keep dropping, which can lead to big problems if your pipes are unprepared. To prevent pricey damage from a broken, burst or frozen pipe, here are three simple steps to follow.
1. Insulate your water pipes.
Many pipes throughout a home are prone to freezing as the temperature gets lower and lower. You can prevent this by adding a layer of insulation, simply by wrapping them with foam sleeves, heat tape or newspaper.
2. Occasionally run the water.
By letting a trickle of water run through the faucets in your home, it’ll help prevent the water in the pipes from freezing.
3. Have your furnace checked.
It’s very important to make sure your heating system is in good shape before the cold weather comes in. That’s because, if your furnace breaks in the middle of winter, your pipes are increasingly vulnerable to freezing temperatures.
What if your pipes still burst, break or freeze?
If you take every precaution and your pipes still burst, break or freeze this winter, it can easily lead to flooding throughout your home and can even damage the foundation structure.
How can Calloway Cleaning & Restoration help?
If you find yourself the unfortunate victim of a burst pipe this winter, don’t worry—because we’re here to help. At Calloway Cleaning & Restoration, we specialize in water damage restoration. We know that flooding can wreak havoc on your home and belongings. That’s why our trained technicians are on call 24/7. They arrive on the scene with powerful, state-of- the-art equipment that extracts the water from your home. We always work hard to make sure that your home is restored in a proper and timely manner. If you need help preparing your pipes for winter—or if your pipes have burst—simply pick up the phone. Help is just a call-o-way! Give us a call today at (513) 505-4656.