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Frozen Pipes: Everything You Need to Know

1/7/2023 (Permalink)

Frozen pipes When the temperature drops below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, pipes can freeze.

Winter weather is as pretty as it comes but, for commercial businesses, it can pose some serious property damage risks. No matter the scope of the damage caused by winter weather, SERVPRO Team Wall is standing by with the resources, experience, and expert knowledge to remediate your commercial property and prevent further damage. In this blog, we will discuss a common cold weather issue for commercial properties, frozen pipes, and ways in which you can protect your property from any storm damage that might result from frozen pipes.

Prime Conditions

When the temperature drops below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, pipes can freeze. It is only with proper insulation that pipes located outdoors or in unheated areas of your business can be at increased risk of bursting. Indoors, pipes in basements and crawl spaces are at the highest risk of freezing. During cold snaps, it is important to watch for frost, a lack of water coming from your faucet, and other signs of frozen pipes.

Preventing Frozen Pipes

The American Red Cross offers a few different suggestions to prevent pipes from freezing during cold periods. First and foremost, they assert that it is important to let water drip through your faucets. For pipes in unheated areas, consider adding insulation, which will help keep the pipes at higher temperatures than the rest of the room. It may also help to keep your nighttime thermostat temperature the same as your daytime temperature. Even though this hikes your heating costs, it will be worth it in the long run if it can help keep your pipes warm enough to protect against freezing and bursting.

Dealing With Frozen or Burst Pipes? Call SERVPRO Team Wall

If your commercial property’s pipes freeze and burst, SERVPRO Team Wall is here to help with our cutting-edge restoration equipment, as well as our expertise in storm and water damage restoration. Read more about our commercial storm and water damage restoration capabilities on our website. At first notice of burst pipes, call your local SERVPRO Team Wall office, SERVPRO of Hunt Valley and Harford County, at (410) 229-0012 right away to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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