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Avoiding Burst Pipes and Water Damage this Winter in Exton, PA

ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration provides water damage restoration for burst pipes in Exton, PA.

The winter months can bring unexpected troubles if your home is not ready for the cold weather. These problems often stem from an indoor water system that is not properly maintained. This November, take the necessary steps to ensure that your water system functions efficiently all winter long without the risk of freezing or bursting pipes. ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration provides water damage restoration services to homeowners in Exton, PA and the surrounding areas concerned about winter water damage.

A common cause of winter water damage are frozen and burst pipes. Water expands when it freezes, creating water pressure problems in your pipes and even leading them to burst! Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, so protect your pipes from dropping below the freezing point with proper insulation. Pay special attention to any pipes that run through the garage, attic, or other unheated parts of the house. You should also make sure that your pipes are protected from vents that could disperse cold air, or drafts from windows and doors that are poorly sealed. We recommend using foam insulation to protect your pipes. You can also use electrical heating tape or fiberglass insulation strips.

You can also prevent water damage by maintaining the interior temperature of your home. Many homes have programmable thermostats that allow homeowners to program different settings for various times of the day. When everyone is out of the house for work, or away for a trip this winter, turn the thermostat no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Your goal is to keep the temperature of your home above freezing.

In case of a water damage emergency, you’ll want to be able to turn off the water supply and prevent the damage from spreading further. As you winterize your water pipes, make sure you know where your water shutoff valve is and check that it turns easily. The location depends on the layout of your house. Common locations are the garage, the laundry room, or next to the water meter.

With a little planning, you can avoid a lot of water damage headaches this winter. Be on the lookout for leaks as you prepare your home for the cold weather. Call ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration for 24/7/365 emergency response for your water damage restoration needs in Exton, PA and the surrounding communities. Whether you’re facing burst pipes or sewage backup, we will restore your home to safe and dry once more.