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What Are the Main Threats of Freezing Pipes for Monroe Homes?

2/12/2021 (Permalink)

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Freezing temperatures can potentially damage area homes in several ways.

With severe weather conditions expected to impact Monroe in the coming days, residents should stay prepared for damages resulting from these freezing conditions. While frozen pipes that can burst are among the most considerable concerns, ice dams on the roof can lead to leaks, and growing icicles can put stress on eaves and gutters.

Are Frozen Pipes a Hazard for Monroe Homes?

Frozen pipes in Monroe homes can quickly become a devastating situation leading to significant water damage. These conditions can separate plumbing at connections and fixtures. Severe temperature drops can impact houses and businesses by targeting inadequately insulated portions of the plumbing. In many situations, the most vulnerable pieces of pipe are those transitioning from the outside service line to the pipe network inside of your residence.

How Can Standing Water Get Removed?

When pipes burst or separate, it could result in the loss of several hundred or thousand gallons of water in the immediate area. While accessible spaces can be more readily extracted and cleaned, structural cavities can prove more challenging to reach. Standing water is the initial threat to overcome, and this involves several leading water removal tools and instruments in our recovery inventory, including:

  • Self-priming trash pumps
  • Electrical submersible pumps
  • Truck-mount extractors

Can You Prevent Burst Pipes?

There are methods for preventing or reducing the probability of burst pipes and frozen plumbing moving forward. While our SERVPRO professionals can show We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, an inspection of visible lines can often identify where insulation is lacking.

No matter how damaging burst pipes and freezing might be for your home, our SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe team is waiting to help. We understand how important it is to start mitigation fast, so we are ready 24/7 at (318) 345-5121.

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