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Prevent Frozen Pipes in Hoffman Estates

11/20/2019 (Permalink)

Snowy mountains with clouds surrounding them Prevent Frozen Pipes in Hoffman Estates

Hoffman Estates knows freezing weather. SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg knows that freezing weather can lead to burst pipes. The water damage from burst pipes is huge: every year burst pipes damage a quarter of million homes and offices (Federal Emergency Management Association).  SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg hopes these tips will prevent burst pipes.

How to Prevent Burst Pipes in Hoffman Estates                                     

  • Get ready before the coldest weather hits –  pipes may burst when the temperatures top out at 20 degrees F
  • Make sure there is enough insulation in the walls where there are pipes
  • Wrap pipes with several inches of pipe insulation
  • Plug up all drafts
  • Don't freeze inside for the sake of economy – the temperature should be at least 55 degrees F, even while people are sleeping or away from the home or office
  • Even dripping water will prevent pipes from freezing
  • Keep doors to uninsulated areas closed

If the pipes do burst, call SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg right away. We're available 24/7.                                                                                                                           

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg is independently owned and operated.

Link: https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/winter-storm/frozen-pipes.html

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