Winter means cold weather, and if you aren’t careful, cold weather could mean frozen pipes. You can tell that your pipes might be frozen if no water flow is coming through them. In the event that temperatures fall below 32 degrees outside, follow these five steps to be sure that your pipes won’t freeze or burst.
1. Set the thermostat to “automatic” and set the temperature inside your home to at least 60 degrees.
2. Shut off the water flow through your pipes if you plan to be away from your home for more than 24 hours, a
nd the temperature is at risk of reaching 32 degrees outside or colder.
3. Open cabinet doors underneath kitchen and bathroom sinks to allow warm air to reach the exposed pipes. When bathrooms are not in use, open bathroom doors to circulate the warm air.
4. Remove all items from sinks that could cause drains to become clogged and cause flooding.
5. Ensure that each sink stopper is completely removed, and turn on each faucet to allow a very thin trickle of water to flow through the water lines.
Always remember, if worst comes to worst and you get a frozen or burst pipe, call BEAR, and we’ll come out with our water restoration services to get your home looking as good as new.
Call today at (989) 631-3267 or visit online at www.bearwaterrestoration.com