How to avoid frozen pipes this winter
Frozen pipes in your home can cause major damage and unnecessary stress. Pipes that freeze the most frequently are those that are exposed to extreme cold, such as outdoor hose bibs, water sprinkler lines, and water supply pipes in unconditioned areas like basements, crawlspaces, garages, and kitchen cabinets. Pipes that run against exterior walls with little to no insulation are especially susceptible. Before freezing weather sets in, follow these tip and tricks to help prevent frozen pipes in your home.
- Drain water from swimming pools and sprinkler systems for the winter.
- Remove outdoor hoses and allow the hose bib to drain completely. Keep the valve open so that any remaining water in the pipe can expand with no damage.
- Check for home for pipes located in unheated areas. Both hot and cold water pipes in these areas should be insulated.
- If you live in an especially cold area consider installing specific products made to insulate water pipes.
- Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the pipes.
- When the weather is very cold, let cold water trickle through the pipes.
- If you are traveling for a extended period during cold weather, leave your thermostat set a no lower than 55 F.
We hope these tips help you to avoid frozen pipes all together but if you do happen to need our help we are available 24/7. Call our office at 859-225-3193.
National Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month!
September is recognized as National Preparedness Month (NPM) which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and also where we visit. National Preparedness month is sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This year’s theme is “Don't Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” The program emphasizes the importance of having a plan in place for your family should disaster strike. Being prepared when disaster strikes you and your family could mean the difference between life and death. SERVPRO of Lexington Is Ready for Whatever Happens. If you are affected by flooding or fire damage in your home, include SERVPRO of Lexington in your emergency plan to ensure less stress when it comes to getting your life back too normal in the aftermath. We will help you every step of the way and help to make it Like It Never Even Happened.
Stay tuned this month for helpful tips and tricks to include in your family’s emergency plan.
If you have any questions or are in need of assistance call our office at 859-225-3193.
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