Preventing Frozen Pipes in Omaha, NE
With temperatures dipping into single digits and below, the risk for frozen pipes increases significantly. Our crews respond to several calls about water damage due to frozen pipes each winter.
Frozen pipes are often those exposed to the cold weather, such as those outside your home, or in cold areas such as basements, attics, garages, or kitchen cabinets.
A frozen pipe can burst at the point where the ice blockage inside the pipe is located, but typically the rupture us caused by the backflow pressure between the water source and the blockage. A burst pipe can cause considerable damage to your property if not addressed quickly.
To prevent pipes from freezing, here are a few steps you can take, according to the Red Cross:
- Open kitchen cabinets to let warm air circulate near the plumbing.
- When the weather is extremely cold, let water drip from faucets that may come from exposed pipes.
- Keep your heat set to the same temperature both day and night.
- Be sure to completely drain water from exterior water lines, such as pools, sprinklers and hoses.
If you experience water damage, call the SERVPRO of Sarpy County team of trusted professionals at 402-291-3355. Our experienced crews are always here to help.