If you live in an area that is accustomed to colder temperatures, then you are prepared every year for all the wonders that is a cold, stormy, and sometimes unpleasant winter. With such a winter comes such joys as frozen pipes and other home damages that must be handled quickly and carefully in order to prevent long term damages and other problems associated with water damage and dropping temperatures. Many people who live in the south or generally warm areas simply do not realize the precautions that they ned to take in order to prevent frozen pipes during the winter, a lack of information that may end up costing them quite a bit of money in the long run. In addition to this disadvantage, homes are just not built to handle cold temperatures in the south. While homes in the northern and western parts of the United States are prepared for such damage, homes in the south are not built the same way.
In particular, homes in the south tend to not have water pipes that are insulated in their attics. This is most certainly a recipe for disaster when a cold front strikes and leaves you with freezing temperatures in parts of your home that are consistently cold and without central heating. When the temperatures are freezing outside, it is safe to assume that the temperatures in your non-heated attic or basement are also freezing, as well as everything that lives in that area of your home. If this is the case, you must be prepared for either serious water damage due to freezing pipes, or take the right steps to keep your pipes warm and prevent water damage. This is particularly scary if you have pipes in your attic. If those pipes burst, you could have water dripping down the sides of your house and through your ceilings, causing water damage at every level. Trickle down economics may not have worked, but gravity certainly does have that nasty tendency to pull water down from the highest levels.
So, is this a story of doom and gloom? Not at all! Knowledge is power, and knowing that you need to take important precautionary steps to prevent serious damage sets up you for success. The easiest way to save yourself from damage is simply to wrap your pipes in foam insulation. It is simple, cost effective, and time efficient, and you will save yourself the headache of handling water damage throughout your home. This is absolutely the least expensive home improvement and prevention technique you can employ to ensure that your home is protected from the disaster of water damage. In the event that you have arrived with your foam insulation too late, and your frozen pipes are causing water damage all over your home, never fear! Restoration Eze can help you clean up the mess that is caused by water damage, and with their 24/7 emergency hotline, they can have a representative out to you quickly to assess the damage and get started on the repair process!