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Tips to Prevent a Busted Pipe Nightmare

Frozen water pipes can easily burst, resulting in thousands of dollars in damage. So BEFORE temperatures take another deep dive, follow these easy tips to prevent your pipes from freezing:

  1. Seal up any cracks or openings with caulk or foam insulation where pipes run from inside to outside the home, such as dryer vents or water pipes.
  2. Wrap your pipes with foam or fiberglass sleeves to decrease the chances of freezing.
  3. Add insulation if you have pipes located in unheated areas such as attics or crawl spaces.
  4. Keep your thermostat set to the same temperature during the day and night, especially during a cold snap.
  5. Let your faucets drip (just a trickle!) when water lines are located on exterior walls.
  6. Open kitchen and cabinet doors to allow heat to get to un-insulated pipes under sinks and appliances near exterior walls.
  7. Apply UL-Listed heating tape or cables to vulnerable pipes in unheated or exterior locations.

Preventing busted pipes is much easier than dealing with the aftermath of water damage. If you take the necessary precautions, you can avoid a plumbing disaster and enjoy peace of mind during the winter months. Contact RestorationsPro today for more information on how we can help you protect your property.

If you experience busted water pipes, don’t hesitate to call RestorationsPro at (423) 520.6653. We provide 24/7 fire and water damage restoration services, and our team of experts will assess the damage and provide you with a detailed plan to restore your home or business to its prior condition.

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