Freezing Pipes May Lead to Water Damage
With temperatures getting colder in the Northern New Jersey area there is a potential for pipes to freeze and cause serious water damage both outside and inside your home. Here are some tips to avoid frozen pipes in your home or business property.
On the inside:
If you will be away from home for days at a time, make sure that all of your pipes are kept warm, especially in spaces that receive little or no heat. If any pipes will stay exposed to freezing temperatures, open up one faucet with a very small drip to keep water moving through the pipes. Also, leave cabinet doors open to expose pipes to the air temperature within the room.
On the outside:
Protect your pipes as you would protect your plants. Cover up your outside faucets with foam or towels to insulate them. Make sure the water is turned off from the main valve. If you plan to be away from home this winter, remember to leave your contact information with a neighbor. You might consider giving them a key to your home, too, and leaving your preferred plumber's contact information behind should an emergency occur.
If your pipes burst and your home has water damage call your plumber and SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen County. We specialize in the cleanup and restoration of homes and commercial properties after water damage disasters.