Winter in the South can be mild compared to other parts of the country, but it can still bring freezing temperatures. This can cause problems for homeowners, particularly with frozen pipes. Pipes that are exposed to the cold, such as those in unheated areas of the home or in outdoor spaces, are at risk of freezing. When water in the pipes freezes, it expands, which can cause the pipes to burst. This can lead to significant water damage and costly repairs. To prevent frozen pipes, homeowners should take steps such as insulating pipes, sealing leaks and openings, and keeping the temperature in their home above freezing, especially during extremely cold weather. It’s also a good idea to open the faucets a little bit to allow a small stream of water to flow, which can help prevent the water in the pipes from freezing.
If you and your home are suffering from frozen pipes that have burst or any other water damage incident, call DryFast restoration today.