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Preventing Winter Water Damage!

2/14/2022 (Permalink)

photo showing how water freezes and expands to cause a pipe to burst How Water Can Cause a Pipe to Burst!

Prevent Winter Water Damage in Haddon Heights!

The coldest temperatures of the season are among us, and you never know when a frozen pipe will cause water damage! The combination of low temperatures and gusty winds also increases the risk of frozen pipes. Here’s what to watch for:

  • Pipes in exterior walls and crawl spaces are most vulnerable to extreme cold; wrap them so they are insulated
  • Simply turning off the water is not sufficient for a property that is to be left unoccupied for a long period - a lot of water is still in the system, and can cause damage.  To remove the risk completely, have a plumber drain down the water and central heating system.  Or alternatively, be sure the heat is on and set to at least 55 degrees!
  • If you go on vacation, leave the heat on, and set to at least 55 degrees.

  • Locate your water main in the event you need to shut it off in an emergency.

  • Drain all garden hoses.

While you can't change the weather, you can minimize some of winter's biggest threats to your home or business in Haddon Heights. Sensible planning and the tips we offer here will help you avoid any surprises this winter. 

If you suffer water damage in your home or businesses, call a Franchise Professional at your local SERVPRO to help repair the water damage as soon as possible and make it, "Like it never even happened." We're here 24/7, 365 - call 856-566-3388 today!

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