Brutal cold will hit your home shortly! Frozen Pipes Are Not Welcome Here.
Living in Tulsa, Oklahoma can bring some serious challenges to your home or commercial building when bitter cold weather sweeps into our region this winter. Vulnerable areas are Owasso, Broken Arrow, Claremore, Bartlesville, and many other local cities. The last thing you need to deal with is frozen and broken plumbing lines, and worse is when those lines put hundreds of gallons of water throughout your property causing even more severe damage.
Temperatures can drop into the single digits during the severe winter months in the greater Tulsa area, and we encourage you to stay tuned to local weather broadcasts so you have plenty of warning to be prepared. Be aware that it takes special equipment, tools and skills to properly thaw frozen pipes, especially if they are frozen behind walls and cabinets, so the best defense is preventing frozen pipes in the first place.
Some suggestions on how to be better prepared:
It is recommended that when you do have the misfortune of frozen pipes that you contact a qualified plumber to assist. They know how to properly thaw pipes and are skilled in making sure there are no broken lines that will cause severe flooding.
When your pipes do freeze and burst, don’t try to handle it yourself. DIY is NOT the time for this kind of disaster. Skilled water damage mitigation contractors like Reset Restoration have the tools, equipment and knowledge to get your property properly dried damage is held to a minimum and greatly reduces the possibility of mold.
Author: Dick Wagner, restoration consultant, commercial marketing coach, frozen pipes, Tulsa, broken plumbing