Winter is coming....are you ready?
The change in seasons requires a few items homeowners can check to help get ready. Check to make sure hoses are disconnected from exterior faucets, even if they are frost-free faucets. Leaving a hose connected increases the possibility of a frozen hose bib, which can rupture inside the exterior wall of your southern-indiana area home and cause flooding.
Make sure the thermostat is set to an appropriate temperature if you’re planning on being away from home over the holidays. Open cabinet doors for cabinets that have plumbing, especially on exterior walls to make sure the temperature stays above freezing. Have a professional check and service your furnace for proper operation and signs of potential failure.
If you are planning on being away from home for an extended period of time it is a good idea to have a plumber winterize the plumbing system. If winterizing isn’t possible, turning off the water main can be a good way to ensure that if a problem does arise, it doesn’t cause too much damage before it is located.
If the unfortunate does happen, be sure to give us a call here at SERVRPRO of Jackson and Jennings Counties. We have highly trained technicians and top of line drying technology to help restore your Missoula home or business after a flood. Call us today to see what we can do for you!