Is your North Dallas home ready for the cold weather?
Winter is in full swing this week in the Dallas area. Whatever part of North Dallas you are in, most people are experiencing very cold or freezing temperatures this time of year. Everyone wonders what needs to be done to protect their pipes in freezing temperatures. It is important to protect your pipes and your plumbing system in cold weather.
If you will be away from home for days at a time, make sure that all of your pipes are kept warm, especially in spaces that receive little or no heat. If any pipes will stay exposed to freezing temperatures, open one faucet with a very small drip to keep water moving through the pipes.
On the outside of your home, cover up your outside faucets with foam or towels to insulate them.
When water freezes in a pipe, it expands the same way a soda can would. If it expands enough, the pipe bursts and could result in serious damage. In North Dallas, just like other warm climate areas, our pipes are more vulnerable to freezing because most of them are in areas outside of the main insulation. Pipes and valves on outside walls or in the attics are the most common trouble spots.
If you experience a water damage due to frozen pipes, call SERVPRO of Metrocrest (972) 233-8400 to help with your water restoration needs.
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