How Can I Prevent Burst Pipes from Occurring in Patchogue During the Winter?
SERVPRO Can Provide Water Damage Repairs in Patchogue
In the restoration industry, insurance claims vary based on what season it is. During the summer and warmer months, storms and fires prove to be major causes of property damage. But in the winter, pipes freezing and breaking become a significant cause of issues with your home. If water in your pipes freezes, the moisture will expand while your pipes will not, which could cause them to burst.
When trying to prevent frozen pipes and ice damming in Patchogue, there are several steps you can take. Once the temperatures outside start dropping in the fall season, it is a good idea to take winterization steps to prevent pipes from freezing.
One way to prevent pipes from freezing is to make sure that your water pipes stay warm so that the H2O inside them does not get below freezing. You can keep your lines warm by insulating them with foam pipe insulation, especially where the pipes contact cool moving air. If the insulation does not seem enough, you can wrap your pipes with UL-endorsed heater tape. The tape plugs into a wall outlet, and the thermostat prevents it from getting too hot. You could also use a thermal convection-powered hot water recirculation valve that keeps warm water circulating through your pipes without using any power.
However, if your efforts do not seem to work and you still find your pipes freezing and breaking, SERVPRO can help. Our highly trained team of experts is certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) program. We have access to some of the industry's most advanced technology, and we can provide fast 24/7 service. We respond quickly and provide you with the following services:
- Emergency Response for Water Damages
- Basement Flooding Restoration
- Remediation after Pipes Burst
- Water Removal
If you have a water leak during a cold day despite your prevention efforts, call SERVPRO of Patchogue at (631) 924-1801.