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Tips to Prevent Frozen Pipes When There Is No Heat

1/4/2019 (Permalink)

Freezing temperatures can mean disaster if you are not prepared

Winter brings snow and ice storms and frigid temperatures.  The easiest way to prevent frozen pipes is to keep the heat set to at least 55 degrees in your home.  But what do you do when the heat goes out? 

Frozen pipes burst due to pressure in the pipes.  Prevent freezing and pressure by opening both hot and cold faucets and allowing them to trickle until the heat comes back on in the home. 

If the heat is off for longer than a day, it may be necessary to Winterize your home.  Shut off the water to the home at the main valve.  Flush all toilets and pour 64 oz of non toxic propylene glycol antifreeze.  It is also a good idea to pour non toxic propylene glycol antifreeze into sinks and drains to prevent freezing. 

If water damage happens, call SERVPRO immediately!  We are here to help!

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