Winter Storm Grayson
We rarely see cold winters in Tuscaloosa Alabama. When we do, there is a good chance we as homeowners have a brief panic and do not know what to do. Hence the bread and milk shortage at your closest grocer. SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa North cannot fix your frozen or busted pipe, BUT we can clear up your standing water and start the dry out process in your home as quickly as we possibly can. We turned to some of our Northern Franchises that deal with freezing climates frequently to provide our county with some advice and knowledge during Winter Storm Grayson.
Owner Patrick Lavigne of SERVPRO of Havernhill/Newburyport explains that a burst pipe is commonly a result from a frozen pipe thawing to quickly. As daylight brings warmer temperatures, the pipe’s atmosphere potentially changes to quickly causing the burst. Advice? Leave your cabinet doors open and do not worry about cranking the heat up. Leaving a faucet or two in different parts of your home will keep the water moving through pipes and make it more difficult to freeze. Some advice from a northern plumber Karl Sirois
"Now is not the time for conserving energy. If you have a basement that you don't really use but there is a thermostat down there, you gotta turn that up. You don't want any of your zones lower than 68 degrees on days like today."
Financially, the higher heating charges will be less expensive than a water damage. Use a hair dryer on an exposed pipe that may potentially be frozen, using slow, low heat will unfreeze the pipe at a slow pace.
If your home or commercial business does suffer an emergency pipe burst, call 205-553-8377 SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa is always “Here to Help” in any way that we can and as quickly as we can.
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