With the extreme cold weather this winter; please remember to take precautions to avoid frozen household pipes. Air leaks in a building can allow a flow of cold air to come into contact with pipes. Unusually cold weather and high winds creates a “wind chill” effect that can cause air leaks that normally may not be a problem.
Mitigating the Problem
Take precautions in this cold weather by:
- Wrapping exposed pipes with insulation.
- Eliminating sources of cold air near waterlines.
- Caulking gaps near water pipes to keep cold wind away.
- Keep cabinet doors open to allow warm air to circulate around pipes.
- Allowing a small trickle of water to run overnight will help to keep pipes from freezing.
- Confirm that you know the location of your main water shut-off valve.
- Leave the heat on at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit to avoid any issues if your home will be vacant for any length of time.
In Case of a Problem
If a pipe does freeze or burst, it is important to know what steps to take. Shut off water immediately at the main valve. If the pipe is a hot water pipe, be sure that the valve on the hot water heater is closed. Contact a plumber immediately.
For more information click on the following link: https://disastersafety.org/freezing-weather/frozen-pipes/
Emergency Contact Info
Should an emergency arise, please contact the management office. For after hours emergencies please call the emergency service 855-630-7720.