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Prevent Frozen Pipes

12/20/2022 (Permalink)

Icicles along an outdoor pipe. A frozen pipe runs along the outside of a brick foundation.

Last year, Bergen County and 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 sheetrock.  

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 trickle of water run if the temperatures dip below freezing
  • Open cupboard and vanity doors in the kitchen or bathroom.  This little bit of airflow makes a big difference.
  • Make sure the thermostat is set to a constant temperature

If, however, you do experience broken pipes or water damage 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.”

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