It’s cold outside. Keep your pipes from bursting!
Winter has arrived and each day temperatures are dipping below freezing. In homes built in Colorado, Wyoming and even New Mexico, Generally, the water pipes are usually located inside the building insulation, which protects the pipes from subfreezing weather. However, there are certain situations where weather and holes in the building can provide a flow of cold air to come into contact with pipes that can lead to freezing and bursting. Pipes that are located on the outside and outside walls are subject to freezing and bursting, such as hose bib pipes. Any temperature below 32 can cause water pipes to burst, but at Water Extraction Experts, we see the most pipes burst when it dips below 20 degrees.
Older Homes with Crawl Spaces
Older homes with crawl spaces are more prone to frozen pipes. “In very cold weather, we recommend that people let their faucet drip,” said Doug, owner of Water Extraction Experts in Colorado and Wyoming. If you have a crawl space in your home, the pipes need to be insulated.
If a pipe has burst, here are the action items that need to be taken:
- Turn off water and electricity if necessary. If your basement is flooded, be sure to turn off the electricity before wading in the water.
- Call Water Extraction Experts, we can help minimize the water damage to your property. We will document everything for your insurance company and work directly with them to ensure your home gets back to normal as quickly as possible. We act fast so mold and mildew have less of an opportunity to start developing.
- Contact a plumber for a repair.
Give us a call!
If your pipes do freeze and break, hiring a professional water extraction team like Water Extraction Experts can give you peace of mind that your home is in good hands.
We are equipped to guide you through the process of protecting your property and getting you back to your life as soon as possible.
We work directly with your insurance.
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