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February in Colorado brings perfect powder, amazing animals, and a winter wonderland in nature. However, the inside of your home could face some serious risks due to frozen water pipes and broken water lines. Homes left unoccupied without regulated heating face even more risk.
Frozen pipes are a problem for a couple of reasons:
When the water starts to thaw out, your home could be facing massive damages.
Some Signs Of Frozen Pipes
The most obvious sign is a lack of running water. If a mainline is frozen, it can cause minimal or no water to run through your faucets. When you see wet or frosted pipes, it is an indication to turn off your faucets to prevent them from bursting. Damp walls and ceilings can be from water leaking from frozen pipes in basements or attics. And lastly, rely on your nose. If your sinks, toilets, bathtubs, or drains have a bad odor, it can be the result of poor drainage due to a broken pipe.
Precautions To Prevent Freezing Pipes:
Tip: Unheated attics were the most common cause of burst pipes so inspect your space for vulnerabilities.
If A Pipe Freezes
If a faucet or pipe inside your house freezes, you can thaw it using a good hair dryer. When thawing a pipe, start thawing it nearest to the faucet. Make sure the faucet is turned on so that melted water can drip out.
If A Pipe Bursts
You have no time to waste, take these steps immediately:
Water Damage Restoration In Arvada
Forefront Services is Arvada’s top choice when it comes to residential flooding, pipe bursts, or water leaks. Forefront has live managers on call all the time, you will never deal with an answering service. They offer direct insurance billing to facilitate the relationship with the insurer and promote timely payment. And most importantly, they will arrive at your door in 90 minutes or less when you suffer from a water or fire disaster. For 24 hour service, call 720-605-5183.