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How to Thaw Freezing Pipes

Winter can be a beautiful time of year with the snow falling to the ground, making everything look like it is set in a winter wonderland. However, this wonderful time of year isn’t all fun and games with snow. There is more you must worry about than just your morning commute and driveway. If you are a homeowner there are some things that you must worry about when it comes to your home. Prime Custom Builders wants to help you make the right decision when it comes to your home. Since we are home experts here are the tips and tricks to keep your home healthy!

Pipes are a huge concern in the winter when you have a home. Neglecting your home can cost you more than you were expecting to fork out unexpectedly. So, what exactly do we mean by this? Frozen pipes are among one of the mishaps that cost more than you were expecting when it happens. One of the biggest indicators that your pipes are frozen is the fact that there isn’t water coming out of your faucets.

Once you have discovered that you have frozen pipes, you’re going to want to do some investigating. The first thing that you need to do is to shut your water off. Then you have to see what the damage is. Hopefully it hasn’t busted any pipes because if that has happened then you have a lot more work cutout for you. This means that there is possibly going to be some water damage to your home and that can be very expensive. Once you have assessed the damage, you will then want to start defrosting your pipes. Start at the part of the pipe that is closest to the faucet and then work your way down. This can take some time so make sure that you are patient. As you do this make sure that you open the faucet so that the pressure can be released as you thaw the pipes.

To help remedy the situation it might be advantageous to get a plumber if your pipes have burst. This will help make sure that everything is fixed properly. Another suggestion is to get a water remediation company if there has been some water damage. You don’t want to find out later down the road that there was water that seeped into your wall cavity or underneath the floor because this means that there could be a possibility of mold.

Prime Custom Builders knows what taking care of a home means. There are a lot of different factors involved. We want to help make sure that your home is protected through the harsh weather that seems to come and go. Call us today if you’re looking for a quality-built home! Prime Custom Builders wants to help you make a great home buying decision!

By Prime Custom Builders 12-27-2018