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CHECK THIS SINGS of Frozen Pipes in Your Home
Lack of running water is one of the first signs of frozen pipes most people notice.
Condensation and Cracks
If you notice a pipe covered in a condensation layer or small surface cracks, it may be freezing.
When water freezes, it expands, exerting significant pressure, causing noticeable bulging in pipes.
If your pipes make banging or gurgling sounds, it may signal ice traveling through them.
A sewage smell emanating from your faucets usually accompanies a freezing exterior sewer line.
What To Do If A Frozen Pipe Bursts?
Here are some steps you can take:
1. Locate the main water shut-off valve for your home and turn it off. This will stop the flow of water to the pipe that has burst. 2. If the burst pipe is causing water to flood the area, try to contain the water as much as possible. You can use towels or buckets to soak up the water and prevent it from spreading. 3. If the water is coming from a hot water pipe, be cautious as the water may be hot and could cause burns. 4. If the burst pipe is in a location that is difficult to access, such as behind a wall or under a floor, you may need to help to repair the pipe. In the meantime, continue to contain the water as best you can. 5. If the burst pipe is causing significant damage to your home, such as flooding or water damage to walls or floors, call us to assess the damage and make repairs.
How To Prevent Frozen Pipes?
To prevent freezing pipes, ensure a temperature above freezing in vulnerable areas like basements, attics, and crawl spaces. Insulate exposed pipes and, during cold snaps, open cabinet doors and let faucets drip for circulation. If a pipe freezes, promptly thaw it using safe methods like a hair dryer or heating pad - avoid open flames.If inaccessible or unresolved, contact ProFix 24/7 for professional assistance.
How To Avoid Pipes Freezing?
• Draining exterior water lines to prevent pressure from building up. • Insulating water pipes in unheated exterior walls, the basements or a crawl space. • Using sleeve (insulation) to help keep interior pipes above 20 F. • Keeping faucets open, even just a trickle, whenever temperatures are close to freezing. • Using space heaters for uninsulated areas or during extreme cold snaps. If possible, close room doors after unplugging a space heater to keep areas warm longer.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE Water damage?
Here are some steps you can take:
1. Water and bacteria-growth damages can begin within hours. 2. Give us a call for professional assistance and guidance. 3. Remove as much water as possible by mopping and blotting. 4. Remove wet area rugs or other floor coverings not permanently attached. 5. Do not attempt to start removing wall-to-wall carpet without a professional. 6. Raise draperies, loop on a coat hanger, and hang on a rod. 7. Wipe furniture, prop up wet cushions to dry and place aluminum foil under furniture.
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