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The Canadian Winters...

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

Frozen Pipe Photo of a Frozen Pipe.

Winter Storm.
Do You Know What To Do?

Winter Storms can include freezing rain, dangerously cold temperatures and fast, cold winds. Make sure to take precautions in protecting exposed pipes in freezing weather to reduce the chances of frozen or busted pipes.

Keep Warm To Fight The Cold

If you are looking for alternative ways to warm up your home, try these methods to brave the wintery weather!

  • Fireplaces
  • Electric Space Heaters
  • Wood Stoves
  • Using generators to restore temporary electricity

Have You Experienced Frozen Pipe Damage?

Nothing can ruin your day faster than finding out that frozen pipes have burst and caused water damage to your home or business.

Many people travel during the winter and return home to find that their pipes have frozen, and let go during the thawing process. With extreme weather conditions, it is not uncommon to hear of pipes freezing and thawing in short order. Pipes freeze when they run along the exterior of homes - often older homes - and become exposed to ongoing cold weather.

The temperature starts to affect your water pipes around 20 degrees below Fahrenheit. If left untreated, damaged water pipes can flood bathrooms, basements, kitchens, and even entire homes.

As winter clean up experts in Durham Region, we can help you repair or replace broken pipes and the mess created by those pipes.

How To Avoid Frozen Pipes?

If you have an older home, it is important to check for exposed pipes along the exterior or your home, and along the interior walls of your home. If they are left exposed, they are likely to become frozen during colder weather. With constant freezing and thawing, pipes can become weak, so that even when a pipe thaws, it could still break and cause flooding. 

Contact our office Tel: 289-460-5124 to have your water pipes inspected and adequately insulated to avoid any flooding in the future.

What Kind Of Pipes Freeze?

Homeowners may not be aware of all of the pipes hidden in their walls, behind panels, or even outside.

Bathroom and kitchen water pipes are usually top of mind because you see those water fixtures every day.

Swimming pool supply lines, water sprinkler lines, and even outdoor hoses are often forgotten about during the cold weather because those items are not in use. Unless they are properly drained and stored, they can freeze and thaw creating damage, and they could even lead to flooding.

Indoors, homeowners often forget about hot water tank links, garage water supplies, and pipes that might be running through crawl spaces or in dark areas of their basement. While water lines are not supposed to run through attics, some homeowners install air conditioning units in attics, which could also freeze if installed incorrectly.

We'll inspect your home to make sure your pipes are properly insulated and stored so that they last for years to come. SERVPRO of Ajax wants to protect you from the effects of water damage, if your pipes freeze or burst, call us any time, any day and we will be there to help.

SERVPRO Ajax specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after damaging event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

We want our team to be part of your team! Call us at 289-460-5124 or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

 

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