Living in the heart of the Upper Midwest, you know how difficult it is to maintain your home during the harsh winter that seems to stretch on forever. Frozen pipes are one of the most common culprits in regards to home damage in the winter. If you do not take the necessary precautions, your pipes could freeze and burst, which can flood your home and cause thousands of dollars in damage. Here, our experts at Kiser Construction will walk you through how to prevent frozen pipes in the winter and what to do if your pipes do freeze.
Frozen Pipe Prevention
If you don’t carefully monitor your pipes in the winter months, you are risking damage to your home. When pipes freeze, the ice formed increases the volume of the water, which then forces the pipe to expand. When the pipe reaches its limit and cannot handle the pressure from the ice, it will burst and cause water damage to your home. If you notice reduced water flow to different faucets in your home, your pipes may be freezing.
To prevent frozen pipes, one of the easiest things you can do is to run water throughout the days to several different faucets. By doing this, you can ensure the water is able to move freely through all of the pipes in your home. If you notice reduced water flow in one or more areas, you can seek professional guidance to remove the danger before the pipes have a chance to burst.
Here are additional steps you can take to prevent frozen pipes:
● Keep your heat on a decent temperature
● Consider additional insulation
● Install heat cables to surround the pipes
● Provide heat flow to pipes in cabinets or closets
Contact Kiser Construction Today
If you are in the Twin Cities metro area and searching for a team of restoration contractors to help you repair your home after a disaster, contact our team at Kiser Construction today. We will be at your property in a short time frame to get work preserving your home and creating a plan for its restoration. Additionally, we work with your insurance company to ease the hassle for you. To learn more about our services or to speak with an expert today, give our team a call 763-633-2010 or message us on our contact page today.
If you are in need of 24/7 emergency services, call our emergency line at 612-518-8852.