Colder weather has officially arrived and with subzero temperatures comes the risk of freezing pipes. Do not let the cold wreak havoc on your home.
Burst pipes are one of the most common causes of property damage during frigid weather and can cause thousands in water damage—easily $5,000 or more. Once the temperature starts dropping outside, you should take measures inside to keep your pipes warm and water running.
Here are some tips:
- Keep faucet water moving slowly. Against your water conservative self, having warm water-even a little, running through the pipes helps to keep it from freezing. Be careful though if you turn on your faucet and only a trickle comes out. You may already have a burst pipe.
- Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors. Pipes are often located in cabinets. By opening these cabinet doors it allows warmer air to circulate around the plumbing, especially if your sinks are on an exterior wall.
- Thermostat set to 55 degrees. Especially if you are not going to be home. This should provide enough heat to keep the pipes warm and to prevent any water inside from freezing.
We here at Renovar know that things can and will happen. Should you or someone you know suffer cabinet or wood furniture damage due to water from a frozen burst pipe, please let us help you. Submit a claim via the ITEL Now Mobile app or Click Here