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5 Tips to Prevent Frozen Pipes

1/23/2024 (Permalink)

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Minnesota winters can be harsh, and when faced with a cold snap, the risk of burst pipes in our homes and businesses become a concern. Internal pipes are susceptible to bursting when the water within them freezes and expands, exerting excessive pressure.

To prevent this scenario, consider these five tips for safeguarding your home:

  1. Enhance Air Circulation: Pipes within areas like kitchens and bathrooms, often situated on exterior walls behind cabinet doors, can benefit from the warmth inside. Open these doors to allow warm air in.

  2. Insulate At-risk Pipes: Use insulation or heat tape to keep vulnerable pipes warm and protected.

  3. Daily Faucet Running: Ensure all faucets are run daily, especially those with cold pipes. Continuous water flow prevents freezing.

  4. Maintain Consistent Heating: While a lower heating bill is tempting, it's crucial to keep your home consistently heated above at least 55 degrees during cold spells. Avoid the potential damage and expenses associated with burst pipes.

  5. Seal unused spaces: In areas like attics and crawl spaces, add insulation if possible. If not, seal off gaps under doors, windows, and other cracks to minimize heat loss.

In case of a pipe burst, SERVPRO® of Downtown and Minneapolis NW is available 24/7 to provide assistance, give us a call at 612-759-4224. Additionally, contact your insurance agent promptly to assess coverage for any resulting damage. Stay safe and warm!

SERVPRO® of Downtown and Minneapolis NW provides services to the following cities: Northwest Minneapolis, Downtown Minneapolis, Hawthorne neighborhood, Columbia Heights, Brooklyn Center, New Hope, Fridley, Spring Lake Park, Crystal, Robbinsdale, and surrounding area.

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