It’s wintertime in New Castle, DE.
Winter is a time for fun, family, and friends. The holidays will soon be upon us, normally a time of positivity and cheer.
Unfortunately, Mother Nature can cause some sticky situations that need to be dealt with. Fortunately, there’s an expert team of restoration professionals who can help if that happens.
ServiceMaster by ARTec provides disaster restoration services with speed and efficiency. The minute you experience an unexpected disaster, give us a call and we’ll be there in a few short hours.
Education is a big part of what we do here, too. Although we’re in the restoration business, we pride ourselves on helping people avoid disaster, because we know how frustrating it can be.
Today we’re going to talk about a disaster common to winter months and show you some ways to mitigate potential damage.
Your home can experience water damage due to a number of different factors such as dampness in dark areas, leaky pipes, or a faulty water heater. But did you also know about the impact of frozen pipes?
If your pipes get too cold, expand, and burst, they can cause severe water damage that will require burst pipe cleanup immediately.
There’s no foolproof method to prevent the need for burst pipe cleanup, but here are some techniques you can use to protect your pipes against the impact of cold weather.
- Turn your water off – If you’re going to be on vacation for the holidays, it may be a good idea to shut your water off while you’re away. That way, if the unfortunate does occur, you won’t have an excessive overflow to deal with.
- Leave your thermostat alone – Again, this issue comes with extended trips away. You might want to save a few dollars by turning your heat off while you’re away, but leaving your pipes in such cold weather for that duration could cause them to freeze, leading to water damage and the need for burst pipe cleanup.
- Open the cabinets in your kitchen – Opening the cabinet doors in your kitchen can cause warm air to circulate through to your pipes, which are often in the wall behind them. This can help prevent them from freezing, thus mitigating the possibility of needing burst pipe cleanup.
The restoration professionals at ServiceMaster by ARTec sincerely hope you never need burst pipe cleanup for your New Castle, DE, home, but if you do suffer from water damage due to frozen pipes or experience any type of disaster, give us a call at (610) 626-9002.