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Cold Weather is Coming to North Texas, Here are Some Tips

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

Large Room with a Huge Area of Wet Carpet A Large, Carpeted Room Flooded from a Broken Sink Pipe

The cold weather is coming to North Texas.  It is always a good refresher to review key tips to help prevent pipes from freezing and breaking:

  • Open all water faucets in your home to allow a very thin trickle of water to flow through the water lines (both hot and cold). Allow the trickle of water to continue to flow throughout the night.
  • Leave all drains open, and do not leave anything in the sinks as such items may cause drains to become clogged and possibly cause flooding of your home
  • Leave all cabinet doors underneath sinks and lavatories open so the water pipes will remain ventilated with warm air.
  • When not at home, leave bathroom doors open.
  • Leave the heat turned to "Auto" and thermostat set at no less than 65 degrees, especially if you will be gone for more than 24 hours.
  • If you turn on a faucet and no water comes out, you should immediately contact a plumber. This may indicate pipes have already frozen in your home. Be sure to turn the faucet back off until the plumber arrives.
  • Check your curbside water box and make sure the turn off is not buried or clogged up with tree roots or weeds.
  • Make sure you and your kids know how to turn off the water locally in every room and at the curb.
  • Pay attention to noisy pipes and moisture on walls or floors and rust stained water.

We hope these tips help prevent any damage but if something does happen don't hesitate to reach out to SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas, we are always here to help.

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