Winter is Coming
Winter is almost here and Environment Control has a last minute checklist to get any house ready for winter.
-Blowout sprinkler system and disconnect all hoses from any outside spigot.
-This prevents any water freezing within the line and causing a water leak
-Locate, turn off, and empty the water supply line to all outside water spigots.
- Leave all spigot valves open to prevent any left over water from freezing,
expanding, and bursting pipes
-Locate the main water shut off in case any water emergency happens.
-Frequently check all rooms, especially in a basement, to prevent a water loss from
going undetected for long periods of time.
-More than 37% of all pipe bursts happen within the basement.
-Make sure all exposed pipes are properly insulated.
-These pipes are commonly found under sinks, in the attic, or crawl spaces.
-If you leave for the holidays, set your thermostat for a minimum of 55 degrees or
above to prevent the chance of freezing.
-Clear away debris, such as leaves, from the gutters and downspout
-If any water is trapped in the gutters or the downspout, it may start to leak into the house instead of draining when melting begins.
-Common examples of this are ice dams in the gutters melt when it warms and water
damage is found in rooms on the top floor.
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.
115 N. Circle Dr. Colorado Springs, CO. 80909
Restoration: 719-882-1234 | Office: 719-719-574-2515 | Fax: 719-574-2504