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Winter weather can mean frozen pipes and expensive water damages to your home. Disaster Cleanup Services has several tips to ensure your home remains free from water damages. Frozen pipes are the number one cause of water damages during the colder months. Below we will discuss how to prevent frozen pipes and what to do if you have a frozen pipe.

Preventing Frozen Pipes

The best way to prevent frozen pipes is through preparation. Know what to do before colder weather hits and be prepared for the long winter with proper winterization. Below we will discuss simple measures you can take to prevent frozen pipes.

Check Your Thermostat

If the weather is colder than usual, one of the best ways to prevent frozen pipes is by turning up your thermostat. The warmer it is inside your home, the better chance of your pipes staying warm enough to withstand the cold weather.

Open Cabinet Doors

By opening your cabinet doors, you allow heated air to flow closer to your pipes. This will help them remain warm through the colder months.

Have a Heating Cable Installed

Some professionals will install a heating cable for pipes that are exposed. This cable will keep your pipes warm so that they do not freeze.

Have Proper Insulation

Insulation is the key to ensuring your home stays warm and that your pipes remain unfrozen. Good insulation makes a world of difference when it comes to pipes and colder weather.

What Should I do if my pipes are frozen?

The best action you can take if you have a frozen pipe is to call a professional. They can make sure your pipe does not burst and cause water damages. If your frozen pipe is already broken or leaky, they will able to stop the problem quickly, ensuring minimal water damages. Professionals have the proper tools to remedy a frozen pipe easily. Never wait if you find that a pipe is frozen, the longer you wait, the more prone to water damages you are.

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