Protect Those Pipes!
Almost one year after the historic freeze event paralyzed the south-central region of the United States and halted the flow in many communities.
Most of the country still remember the events of the freeze which proved to be the costliest weather event in history, surpassing even more claims than Hurricane Harvey. Nevertheless, our team wants to remind you and members of our household, or facility management team, of steps you can take to minimize your risk of pipes bursting due to below freezing temperatures.
1. Insulate pipes - Exposed pipes are most likely to freeze. The more insulation you use, the better protected your pipes will be. Make sure to drain the water from outside faucets and insulate them from outside elements.
2. Let water drip - Simply maintaining a light trickle or steady stream of water in your faucets can go a long way in preventing water from freezing up in your pipes.
3. Steady thermostat - Keeping a consistent temperature in your home or office puts less strain on the furnace.
All we need to follow these tips is to reminisce on the events following the freeze of 2021. Rolling blackouts, homes completely destroyed due to burst pipes, and citizens stranded with no place to go to keep warm and stay safe. Our team is here, and we are Ready for whatever happens®.