Freezing temperatures lead to freezing pipes!
With temperatures down in the single digits, the indoor plumbing in your home is at risk of freezing. Pipes along the exterior of your home are in danger if there is poor insulation. Another cause of freezing that I recently saw is a good warning for homeowners out there. I went out to Ephraim, by Snow College, where a group of condominiums used for student housing had suffered a frozen pipe. The door to breezeway to the condos had been left opening, allowing freezing air into the building. This allowed a pipe for the fire suppression system to freeze and subsequently burst, causing extensive water damage to several units. The fire sprinkler system could pump out up to 50 gallons of water… per minute! It took about 45 minutes to get the water shut off, so you do the math, that’s a lot of water. They called around to a few places, but no one else was available. We got a crew together and headed out there to start the process of getting the water removed and the building dried out. So keep the cold air in mind, make sure you keep your garage door closed at night, make sure your back porch door is closed. Cold air, if it gets access to your pipes, can cause a lot of damage in just a few minutes. Give us a call if you have any freezing damage. We will send out one of our Utah disaster cleanup specialists to your home or business today. Call us anytime. We are open 24/7 and we are here to help.