A major storm is lashing parts of the Midwest on Monday. A cold spell arrives Tuesday for our area, with wind chills in the 20’s during the morning. When temperature outside hits below 32 degrees, the water inside the pipes starts expanding, which may cause pipes to burst. Exposed pipes in unheated areas are most likely to freeze and burst.
Be prepared, insulate all exposed pipes. Keep water moving-keep faucets on at a slow trickle. Water moving through the pipes can help to prevent pipes from freezing and expanding. Keep the house warm-Maintain a stable temperature during the day and night.
Keep interior doors open-Pipes located in cabinets will benefit from the heat around the rest of the house and can help keep them warm.
Add extra insulation-Pipes located in areas such as basements and attics may need extra insulation to keep from freezing.
Above all be safe. Stay warm and protect your self and your home.
Dwyer Restoration is here to help if you need us.