The 2021 winter is here in the Monmouth, Union, and Ocean Counties of New Jersey and it is chilly!
The average low temperature in the Union, NJ area is 21.5 degrees Fahrenheit.
If temperatures remain at this level or dip to lower extremes, you should consider taking steps to prevent a pipe burst happening on your property.
ServiceMaster by Replacements are experts in responding to pipe burst cleanup scenarios, and our technicians weigh in on how best to avoid these winter season disasters.
Tips on How to Prevent Frozen Pipe Bursts
Install more insulation
By adding layers of insulation around exposed pipes on your property, you can protect them from days of particularly cold weather.
You can also add more insulation to the areas that house the pipes, such as your garage, basement, or crawls paces.
Turn off water sources and valves
If temperatures get to extremely cold levels, consider shutting off the water source to large appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines. This includes disconnecting any hoses.
If you plan to be on vacation or out of the house for several days, also consider shutting off the main water valve in your house.
Otherwise, you may come home to burst pipes and an urgent need for flood cleanup services!
Turn water back on slowly
When you must run water during frigid weather, slowly turn your water valves and faucets on so as not to put the pipes under too much pressure.
Also, try to run water frequently throughout the day. Water that stays running through pipes have a smaller chance of freezing than water that is left to sit.
Open cabinets and cupboards
Your bathroom sink and kitchen sink typically house exposed pipes underneath in cabinets.
By keeping these doors open, you will allow hotter air to circulate around the pipes and keep temperatures up.
Who to Call During a Frozen Pipe Burst in the Union, Cranford, or Long Branch, NJ areas
A frozen pipe burst means major flooding in your basement, bathroom, kitchen, or other areas of your home.
It’s critical to get professional water extraction services on the scene to avoid long term effects of water damage.
ServiceMaster by Replacements provides water extraction and flood cleanup services in Union, NJ, Cranford, NJ, Long Branch, NJ, and their surrounding areas. Our water restoration crews are available 24/7 to respond to frozen pipe burst emergencies.