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Frozen Pipe Season in Marlborough! Let SERVPRO Help

1/25/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Frozen Pipe Season in Marlborough! Let SERVPRO Help Yikes!! Frozen Pipes inside a Marlborough Home

SERVPRO Says Be Prepared to Prevent Frozen Pipes in Your Marlborough Home

T’is the season! No, not the season for holidays, and cookies and gatherings; but the season of frozen pipes! Frozen pipes have once again ignited a spark in our community of due to the numbing New England weather that has been occurring.

Frozen pipes can happen to anyone living in a Marlborough house, especially when you least expect it. It is vital that you prep for the winter storms and the weather by taking the necessary steps to stop the pipes from freezing, causing the pipes to burst. As the pipe begins to freeze, the water inside the pipe begins to expand which causes pressure along the inside of the pipes, leading it to burst. Most often or not, this burst occurs at the weakest joints of the pipe.

When a pipe freezes, all of the water inside of the pipe will begin to flood throughout your residence where the pipe broke. Moreover, trust us, nobody wants that. Luckily, SERVPRO always is here to help when you have a disaster like that occur. We have crews readily available to serve our customers at any time of the day because we never can plan for a disaster to happen, but we can be there when it does. SERVPRO has the necessary equipment to initially extract the standing water that flooded into your residence because of the pipe burst. It is important to turn the valve off and completely turn off the water for it to stop draining more water in. Once the source is completely stopped and evaluated, we can continue the drying process.

When it comes down to it, however, no one wants to spend unnecessary money on something you, yourself can help prevent. Here are a couple of steps you can take to prevent frozen pipes in your house.

1.    Check your pipes monthly. Secure the pipes with an insulated cover to keep the pipes warmer than freezing temperature. This will allow the water to run through the pipes without any blockage smoothly.  

2.    During those bitter cold nights, you can place a space heater in front of pipes that tend to be in more colder locations, like the pipes under your sink, or the water heater down in the basement.

3.    Constantly keep the water trickling to prevent the water from stopping and freezing within in the pipe itself.

4.    Unattach the hose from the exterior of the house so the water can properly drain outside of the house.

5.    Set heat on hold to a temperature higher than 55 degrees in the residence, so the pipes never reach the freezing temperature.

Like always, SERVPRO is always here to help no matter what the time or the damage. Take these simple steps to keep as little damage as possible to a job that could be a disaster. SERVPRO is available 24/7 and always available to help with frozen pipes.  (978) 486-9868

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