Everything You Need to Know About Frozen Pipes
Winter weather, as appealing as it may be to the eye, poses its fair share of serious property damage risks. Regardless of how much damage winter weather causes, SERVPRO Team Wall is always ready, standing by with the resources, experience, and expert knowledge to restore your commercial property to its preloss condition. This blog will discuss one specific, cold weather issue that commercial properties frequently face: frozen pipes. We will also share tips from the American Red Cross about ways in which you can protect your property from the water damage and property damage that can result from burst frozen pipes.
Pipes can freeze in the event that temperatures drop below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Uninsulated pipes located outdoors or in unheated areas of your business can be at increased risk of bursting. Pipes in basements and crawl spaces are at especially at risk of freezing. When temperatures get cold, be sure to look for signs of freezing, like frost or no water coming out of your faucets.
Preventing Frozen Pipes
According to the American Red Cross, there are a few different ways to prevent pipes from freezing when temperatures drop. Letting water drip through your faucets periodically is one such suggestion. They also suggest adding insulation to pipes in unheated areas. This will help maintain a safe temperature for the pipes. In heated areas of your property, consider keeping your nighttime thermostat temperature and your daytime temperature the same. While lowering temperatures at night can save money, maintaining a steady indoor temperature can help keep your pipes warm enough to prevent them from freezing.
Dealing With Burst Pipes? Call SERVPRO Team Wall
In the event that your commercial property’s pipes freeze and burst, SERVPRO Team Wall is standing by with our expert storm and water damage restoration team and our cutting-edge equipment. To learn more about our commercial water and storm damage restoration capabilities, visit our website. The moment you discover frozen or burst pipes in your commercial property, immediately call your local SERVPRO Team Wall office, SERVPRO of Harrisburg West, at (717) 510-6779. Breathe a sigh of relief and trust SERVPRO Team Wall to make it “Like it never even happened.”