Frozen Pipe Repair And Water Damage Cleanup Services
When the temperatures in Hendersonville, Nashville and surrounding areas in Middle TN drop, your pipes can freeze if you don’t take some precautions. As water freezes, it begins to expand and can easily cause frozen pipes to break or burst causing serious water damage.
Here are some quick steps to help prevent frozen pipes as the temperature drops:
- Check the insulation of pipes in your home’s crawl spaces and attic. Exposed pipes are most susceptible to freezing.
- Heat tape or thermostatically controlled heat cables can be used to wrap pipes. Be sure to use products approved by an independent testing organization, such as Underwriters Laboratories Inc., and only for the use intended (exterior or interior). Closely follow all manufacturers’ installation and operation instructions.
- Seal leaks that allow cold air inside near where pipes are located. Look for air leaks around electrical wiring, dryer vents, and pipes, and use caulk or insulation to keep the cold out. With severe cold, even a tiny opening can let in enough cold air to cause a pipe to freeze.
- Use an indoor valve to shut off and drain water from pipes leading to outside faucets. This reduces the chance of freezing in the short span of pipe just inside the house.
- A trickle of hot and cold water might be all it takes to keep your pipes from freezing. Let warm water drip overnight, preferably from a faucet on an outside wall.
- Keep your thermostat set at the same temperature during both day and night. You might be in the habit of turning down the heat when you’re asleep, but further drops in the temperature – more common overnight – could catch you off guard and freeze your pipes.
- Open cabinet doors to allow heat to get to un-insulated pipes under sinks and appliances near exterior walls.
If your pipes freeze, crack, burst and leak, don’t panic:
Turn your water off if possible then call Hannah Restoration ASAP!
Hannah Restoration Professionals concentrate on safely drying, deodorizing and disinfecting the areas flooded or damaged by water. Common procedure may include extracting water if necessary, cleaning and disinfecting floors, walls, ceilings, and any contents that may have been affected by the water. In addition to the cleaning, it may be necessary to remove materials, such as drywall, baseboard, ceiling tiles, wood paneling, flooring, etc. The actual process in your home will depend on the specific water damage that took place.
After the frozen pipe repair has been completed, our crew will leave high-powered drying equipment in your home in order to dry the affected areas. Most commonly, blowers, fans and dehumidifiers will be left on-site. This equipment will be monitored by our staff to ensure proper dry-out and will be removed from your home once all affected areas have been properly dried.
Hannah Restoration, LLC. is a full service restoration company. Our construction department can assist you in any of your water damage reconstruction needs.