Winter weather is here and Environment Control has a few things to keep in mind to get any house ready for the cold.
If You Haven’t Yet:
-Blowout sprinkler system and disconnect all hoses from any outside spigot.
-Locate the main water shut off before any water emergency happens.
-Make sure all exposed pipes are properly insulated.
-If you leave your home, set your thermostat for a minimum of 55 degrees or above to
prevent the chance of freezing.
During Cold Weather:
-Close doors to any unused rooms like the garage door, bedrooms, and offices to
retain warm air in these smaller areas.
-Keep kitchen and bathroom cabinets doors open to allow warm air to circulate around
plumbing, especially ones that are on exterior walls.
-Let the cold water faucet drip to reduce the chance of freezing.
When the Weather is Warmer:
-Frequently check all rooms, especially in a basement, to prevent a water loss from
going undetected for long periods of time.
-Check rooms that are near the edge of gutter down spouts for water damage from Ice
For Additional Information:
-The American Red Cross has great information on Freezing Pipes
-The University of Minnesota has an article about what ice dams are and their effects
If a problem does arise, Environment control is always here to help with any type of water loss, giving our customers peace of mind. Call us anytime, Day or Night, because
… It’s About Lives.
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