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Burst Water Pipes Can Wreak Havoc on Your Newton Home

January 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

Some individuals love Upper Midwestern winters. They enjoy the freshly fallen snow, skiing, sitting by the fireplace with a hot cup of coffee, and maybe even an extra day home with the kids because of a school snow day. However, winters in the Upper Midwest can be tough on water pipes. Frigid temperatures can cause them to burst and flood basements or lower levels of homes. If you are one of the unfortunate to experience frozen and burst water pipes, contact ServiceMaster of Newton today for assistance with water damage restoration in your home.

Cold weather can cause pipes in your home to freeze and burst. Some of the most common causes of frozen pipes include insufficient insulation, pipes located inside cupboards or closets where the heat from your home does not reach, and gaps at the point of where your pipes enter your home. To be certain that water flows freely through your pipes this winter, follow a few simple steps to prevent them from freezing:

  • Insulate your pipes by wrapping them in insulation or a foam material made especially for plumbing pipes.
  • Do your best to keep the cold out. Open any cupboards by the sink or outside walls to let the heat in.
  • Check your pipes regularly and, if leaving your home for a few days, have a neighbor or someone check on your home.
  • If you live where there is drastically cold weather, some recommend letting your water run at a slow stream or drip to keep water flowing through the lines.

If you experience frozen and burst pipes in your home that leaves you with a mess, contact the professional team at ServiceMaster of Newton immediately. Our trained staff has the proper tools, products, and expertise to get your home back in tip-top shape. Don’t let frozen water pipes burst the wonderful life you are living. By taking these simple precautions you can prevent the extensive damage they can cause.

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