Advice during Wintery Weather
We rarely see cold winters in the Natchez, Mississippi area. When we do, there is a good chance we as homeowners have a brief panic and do not know what to do. SERVPRO of Natchez 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 David Moore of SERVPRO of Natchez 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 plumber "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 601.304.5554 SERVPRO of Natchez is always “Here to Help” in any way that we can and as quickly as we can.