Surprise Freeze In Scottsville Causes Water Damage to Homes?
It could happen!
Our local team in Charlottesville responded to many water damage emergencies this winter season. Spring is here, but there is still the opportunity for freezing temperatures and frozen pipe water damage. The last freeze predicted for Scottsville is sometime in April, from the 1st to the 15th, so it is important to take precautions to discourage water damage from frozen pipes.
If you are going on a vacation or a short trip, State Farm Insurance offers these helpful tips:
Always be sure to winterize your home thoroughly. Before you leave, take measures to protect your home so you can enjoy the time away, rather than worry about pipes and security. A few things to remember include:
- Check the thermostat. Set the thermostat in your house no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit (12 degrees Celsius). Also, be sure to replace the battery in your thermostat.
- Ask for help. Ask a friend or neighbor to check your house daily to make sure it's warm enough to prevent freezing.
- Shut off the water. Shut off and drain the water system. Be aware that if you have a fire protection sprinkler system in your house, it may be deactivated when you shut off the water.
Call Us Today!
When you have a water damage emergency in your Scottsville home or commercial business, our team in Charlottesville is Here to Help.® We’ll restore your water damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 434-977-5850.
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