How to Prevent a Frozen Pipe Burst | ServiceMaster by Timeless
Heading into the winter of 2021, the average temperature in the Morristown, NJ area is already as low as 18 degrees Fahrenheit.
In other words, it’s time to prepare for frozen pipes and burst pipes scenarios.
Here are some ways you can keep the pipes in your home or business from freezing this winter.
How to Prevent Frozen Pipes
Insulate the pipes
You can add extra layers of insulation to your pipes to better protect them from cold temperatures. This could be insulation around the pipes themselves, or in the areas the pipes reside such as a crawlspace, garage, or basement.
Turn off water during frigid weather
If you expect temperatures to drop to extremely low levels, it can be a good idea to turn off certain appliances in advance.
Appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers can have their water source turned off and hoses disconnected to prevent a possible freeze or pipe burst from occurring.
It can also be a good move to turn off your main water valve if you are going away for an extended period of time during winter weather.
Run water slowly
While shutting water sources off in advance can prevent pipes from freezing, running water through the system gently can also prove beneficial.
Turn appliances, sinks, showers, and other faucets on slowly to keep water moving. Running water through the system will provide motion that can prevent water from sitting and freezing in the pipes.
By opening the cabinets housing the pipes in your bathroom or kitchen, you will allow air and heat to better circulate around the pipe housings.
Who to Call During a Frozen Pipe Burst in Morristown, NJ
A frozen pipe burst is a terrifying prospect as large amounts of water will quickly flood the property. Call a professional water cleanup service as soon as possible to get the pipe burst under control.
ServiceMaster by Timeless provides water extraction and flood cleanup services in Morris County, Union County, and surrounding areas. Our water restoration crews are available 24/7 to respond to frozen pipe burst emergencies.
Call us at (973) 658-7777 for a fast response to your water damage emergency.