Here are some tips on how to prevent frozen pipes in!
We live in a colder climate here in North Utah County which can cause your home some challenges. Frozen pipes in your home can be a big mess. When pipes freeze, they expand and may burst, leading to major water repairs.
Some helpful tips to prevent frozen pipes:
1: Water conservationists frown on allowing faucets to drip, but letting even a small amount of water to flow through pipes at all times can do a lot to prevent pipes from freezing. A steady drip is all that is needed to keep the pipes free from ice accumulation.
2: Many pipes do not have proper insulation to prevent them from freezing in cold weather. Pipe sleeves and heating tape can be applied to insulate the pipes. It is also a good precautionary measure to caulk around gaps where cold drafts can affect pipe temperatures.
3: Shut off any outside water sources that you don't need, especially if you are expecting particularly low temperatures. When a building is left unattended, make sure the thermostat is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
4: Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to allow heat from the room to circulate around uninsulated pipes.
Dealing with frozen pipes
Make sure you and you know where the shut-off valve is located. If you are dealing with frozen pipes in North Utah County call SERVPRO as soon as possible. We are more than happy to help you with anything big or small.