Winter Is On Its Way
Last year, Bergen County, along with the entire Northeast, suffered a deep freeze of below freezing temperatures for nearly two weeks. This resulted in frozen and bursting water pipes in many homes, offices and schools throughout the region.
Thankfully, SERVPRO of Hackensack/Little Ferry was on the scene, helping many homeowners and businesses by extracting water and drying basements, crawl spaces, floors and sheet rock.
According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, this winter is predicted to be warmer than normal but also wetter than normal. No matter what the actual weather will be, it is important to make sure your home is prepared for winter.
To avoid frozen and broken pipes, it is easy to take the following steps:
- Wrap outside faucets
- Caulk around pipes where they enter the house
- Disconnect garden hoses
- Drain in-ground sprinkler systems
- Let a stream of water run if the temperatures dip below freezing
- Open cupboard and vanity doors in the kitchen or bathroom
- Make sure thermostat is set to constant temperature
If, however, you do experience broken pipes or storm water this winter, make sure you take quick action to have the water extracted and your home or business dried out properly. Call SERVPRO of Hackensack/Little Ferry and we will make it “Like it never even happened.”