Some helpful tips for these freezing temperatures

January 8, 2015

To Prevent Frozen Pipes:

  • Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage
  • Let cold water drip from the faucet , running water from the faucet, even if only a little bit, will help the pipes from freezing.
  • Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature throughout the day and night to help prevent the pipes from freezing.
  • If you are going away during the winter, leave the heat on at a temperature no lower than 55º
  • DRS also provides winterization services if you are going away for period of time and you do not want to leave the heat on.

If The Pipes Do Freeze:

  • Check all of the faucets in your home to see if more than one pipe is frozen, If so, try to locate the frozen pipes and apply heat, using either a warm towel, or blow dryer, leave the faucets open to attempt to let the water start running through which will help them unfreeze.
  • If you can’t find where the pipes are frozen, call a licensed plumber.

If a Pipe Bursts:

  • Safety first, Turn off the water if possible, and call DRS for immediate service, we will be able to provide immediate attention 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Furnace Problems:

  • Often when a furnace is recently starting to be used again, a puff back will occur, where soot covers the walls and furniture, call DRS and we will be able to remove the soot and the odor.
  • DRS also provides temporary heat if you have lost heat in your home.

Wind Damage:

  • If branches fall on the house/building, if windows are broken, or any other storm damage occurs, call DRS, whether it’s a board-up, securing the area, or fixing the problem, DRS can take care of it.

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