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Pipe Break Prevention for your Mahoning County property

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

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Winter is coming!! Is your home or commercial property ready for freezing temperatures? SERVPRO of West Mahoning County wants to help you get ready for whatever may happen this winter!

When water freezes, it expands. This could mean trouble for the pipes in your building. Think about what happens when you forget about a can of soda. What was intended to be a quick chill can easily turn into an explosion! And what a mess that is.

Now, think about the pipes in your house similarly, but on a larger scale. When the water in a pipe freezes, it expands. If it expands enough, it will burst, and serious damage can follow.

Here are some ways you can protect your home or commercial property from freezing temperatures this winter:

  1. Remove garden hoses and store them inside. Close the valves supplying the outdoor hose bibs and leave the bibs open allowing water to drain.  Leaving it open allows any remaining water to expand without causing the pipe to break.
  2. Inspect areas without heat where pipes run. Areas like garages, attics, and basements and under cabinets are areas to focus.
  3. When away from the house for an extended period during the winter, be careful how much you lower your heat. A lower temperature may save you money on the heating bill, but there could be disaster if a cold spell hit the valley. 
  4. Let your faucet drip. This can help prevent a pipe from bursting.
  5. Know where your water shut-off valve is located. In the event of a burst, you want to know how to respond quickly.

Our crews are available 24/7, 365 for your emergency property needs when it comes to fire, water, or mold – we are here to help!

We have state of the art equipment and highly trained technicians that are proud to serve you and make your winter storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

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