December can be a hectic month with entertaining, shopping, holiday meal planning, and more. The last thing you want to happen is to have to deal with water loss and flood damage. It is difficult to entertain in three inches or more of water or explain to your kids why their gifts are all ruined, so it makes sense to be proactive about the dangers that can result in needing water removal services.
The most common cause for water damage during the winter is a burst pipe. This is preventable by protecting pipes that could exposed to frigid temperatures. Pipes can be wrapped with heat tape, cracks and holes should be sealed, and extra insulation should be installed in the crawlspace to ensure the pipes are kept at a temperature above freezing. Another option is to change to newer piping that is more resistant to bursting, especially in areas prone to freezing.
If you’ve missed out on doing all this and temperatures are dipping low, you can take two other precautionary measures. First, leave the furthest faucet from the main water line on to drip. This prevents pressure from building up between a frozen area and the faucet, which can burst the pipe. Second, leave cabinet doors of sinks open so your home’s heating system can help warm the pipes. In addition, since heat transfers through your home best when interior doors are left open, don’t shut bedroom or other doors on the coldest nights.
If, despite all precautions, you are facing an emergency water removal situation, give us a call at AdvantaClean of the Lower Susquehanna. We are available 24/7 for water removal situations so that you can get back to normal as quickly as possible. To find out more, contact us today!
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