Storms, the never-ending season
Storms do not stop, they just come at us with a change of pace. We are getting to the point where we are switching from rain to snow. For most of us, we aren’t excited, but for some they are! Mother Nature is bringing on the colder weather, and we all know what comes with it. We are here for the good and the not so good times of winter: sledding, fires, hot coco, family time, and even frozen pipes, icy roads, and icy sidewalks. I know living in the Midwest we’ve prepared for that, but no one likes when it comes around for the first time each year.
So here we are, with our yearly reminders!
The three most common ways for pipes to freeze are quick drop in temperature, poor insulation, and or thermostats set too low. When the temperatures drop low, here is what to do for your home:
- Make sure all outside house faucets are shut off.
- Make sure you are keeping your home at a temperature no lower than 55° F
- Make sure that all attic and crawl spaces are well insulated
- Make sure you plumbing is insulated properly.
If you have a pipe that burst this winter season, SERVPRO of South Kenosha is available to help assist you at any time, 24/7. Please call us at (262) 332-7044