Frozen pipes can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare – they can easily cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. When the forecast calls for chilly and windy weather, take these precautions and reduce the likelihood of a disaster in your home.
- Shut off all outside faucets.
- Disconnect all garden hoses from outside faucets and store them inside for the winter.
- If you’ve had frozen pipes in the past, consider leaving indoor faucets on a slow drip during a cold snap, especially if you’ll be away on vacation during the winter.
- During exceptionally cold weather, set the heat a little higher than you would normally have it.
But what if the worst has already happened, and you know you are dealing with a frozen pipe? Here are the two most important things you can do:
- Turn up your heat (as long as the pipe in question isn’t a heating line).
- Call us immediately. If that frozen pipe of yours has burst, we can find and repair it before it thaws and starts leaking water everywhere.
Whether you’re in Waltham, Newton, Belmont, Watertown – or any of the surrounding towns – we’ll get to your frozen pipe emergency quickly so you can get back to normal as soon as possible.