Frozen Pipes Causing Water Damage
With these extreme temperatures, homes and businesses are at risk of frozen pipes causing water damage. Call us at
219-465-9339 for help, or read on for tips.
We at Absolutely Dry are IICRC certified, which means you can trust a certified-technician to be trained in cleaning,
restoration and inspecting the damage.
A few tips from the IICRC for our customers and friends:
To Prevent Frozen Pipes:
Wrap electrical heating tape on exterior pipes. Remove garden hoses from faucets.
Cover pipes with foam rubber or fiberglass insulation and secure it with tape.
Let cold and hot water faucets drip. Running water helps prevent freezing pipes and reduces pressure build up in them.
Inside the home, open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to promote warm air circulation around plumbing.
Leave the thermostat at the same temperature both day and night, at least 55°F.
To Thaw Frozen Pipes:
Locate the problem pipe, if possible, and open a faucet. As the pipe thaws, running water aids the melting process.
Apply heat to the frozen section using a hand‐held hair dryer or portable electric space heater. Do not use a blow torch
as it could cause the pipe to explode. Do not use a propane or kerosene heater as these are hazardous for indoor use.
If all else fails and you experience a burst pipe that results in water damage, shut off the main water valve and
contact us at 219-465-9339 We are a water damage restoration company with trained technicians and extraction, drying
and dehumidifying equipment.