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Did you know a burst pipe can cost more than $5,000.00 according to the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety? Every winter Lamunyon Dry Out & Foundation Repair will get several calls as a result of frozen pipes. If not the winter, then spring when we tend to let our guard down. If this has ever happened to you, you know the mess it can cause as well as the damage! From pinhole leaks in copper lines, to the big split of a pvc pipe, it’s a disaster either way. Are there some easy and preventable things you can do?
As our photo above shows, there are several factors as to HOW this all can happen. Ironically, the better you insulate the ceiling and the floor, the more you put pipes in those areas at risk. So what can you do? The easiest thing to do is insulate with foam sleeves. They slip over pipes easily. The ones you need to worry about the most include:
If you want more information and details, there are plenty of sites out there that will supply them for you on-line. Either way, implement these suggestions to give yourself some peace of mind and save yourself and your home a lot of damage and expense!