Frozen Pipe Prevention

This year’s polar vortex is expected to bring record-low temperatures to the Chicagoland area, beginning today. We must embrace for this historic cold as we could be enduring temperatures colder than those in Mount Everest and the Arctic. We must not only protect ourselves but also our homes, especially to avoid pipes from freezing and bursting, both of which could lead to flooding and significant damage to your home. The pipes that are more likely to freeze include those exposed to severe cold, water supply lines in unheated interior areas, and pipes along exterior walls with little or no insulation.

You can protect yourself by following our below recommendations.

  1. Keep your garage closed if water supply lines are present in said area.
  2. Allow water to trickle or drip from at least one or two faucets.
  3. Keep your bathroom and kitchen cabinet doors open so that warm air can circulate around the plumbing in these locations.
  4. Maintain the same temperature in your home during the day and at night.
  5. Do not allow the temperature to drop below 55° F.

If you experience water damage from a frozen or burst pipe due to the freezing temperatures we are experiencing, it is imperative you call a trusted and experienced restoration firm like Restore to provide emergency mitigation services. Effective mitigation procedures will prevent further damages to the property.

As always, Restore’s certified crews are available 24/7 to provide immediate service if you experience water damage.