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How Much of a Threat Are Frozen Pipes to Mississauga Homes?

1/2/2022 (Permalink)

a broken frozen pipe that has ice covering one side and water leaking out of the other side Quick action is required when dealing with frozen pipes in your home. Prevention is key and calling SERVPRO after an incident will help as well.

A frozen pipe could be very damaging to Mississauga properties when it bursts.

Much like the threats of a hurricane or tornado, homeowners should work to avoid possible damage to their homes through preventative measures. Frozen pipes continue to be a common threat to homes and businesses in the Peel Region.

How Do Pipes Freeze in Mississauga Homes?

Between frozen pipes and ice damming Mississauga homes might experience, the winter season could be a potentially expensive and destructive time of the year. Frozen pipes rate as one of the higher callouts for our restorers during the winter, and this happens when inadequately insulated pipes become exposed to low temperatures.

Can You Avoid the Plumbing Freezing?

  • Properly Insulate – Verify the sufficient insulation through your home and around metal service lines. 
  • Spread Warm Air – Ensure warm air in your home reaches areas where exposed pipe exists. 
  • Allow the Affected Faucet to Run – Let at-risk water lines have small water flow through the coldest parts of the day.

What Should You Do When Pipes Freeze? 

You must act fast when water lines become damaged by freezing. It is possible to prevent a burst situation by thawing out the blockage within the line using safe heat like the output of a hairdryer. Torches and more aggressive measures could damage your line.

How Can SERVPRO Help After Water Damage? 

Experience matters when your home suffers water damage during harsh winter weather. Not only does the mess need to be cleaned quickly, but threatening low temperatures could also continue to damage the property through now saturated and wet contents and materials. Our SERVPRO team responds rapidly to these emergencies with mitigation solutions to extract water and dry affected surfaces.

Winters can be a rough time of the year in the Ontario area, putting the construction of homes and their insulation to the test. When preventative measures are unsuccessful and water damages result from frozen pipes or ice dams, our SERVPRO of North Mississauga team can respond fast to help when you call (905) 238-7376. 

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