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Water Damage Restoration: A Note on Pipe Freezing


As winter begins to take hold on the Chicagoland area, Chicagoland’s leader in water damage restoration and burst water pipe cleanup would like to remind home and business owners to take precautions against freezing pipes, burst water pipes and subsequent water damage. With temperatures likely to dip below freezing in the coming weeks, burst pipes due to freezing are a concern, especially water pipes that run along exterior walls.


Some of these pipes include kitchen supply lines on the interior and water supply spigots on the exterior. If your kitchen is on an exterior wall, check that it is insulated. You can purchase pipe insulation from your local hardware store. If you can’t tell whether the pipe is insulated, make sure to leave your cabinet door slightly open so warm air can enter. Overnight, leave your water faucet on slightly so a steady stream of water runs through and prevents freezing. For an exterior spigot, make sure to shut off the supply line from the basement. After you’ve done that, open the supply line on the outside and let all trapped water out.


This will make sure that the pipe doesn’t expand and burst, a problem you will not know you have until you decide to water your grass the following spring. This can be especially messy because the escaping water will end up running through the walls and floors of your home or business.


In the event of a water damage emergency, ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons is here to help. By dialing 773-376-1110 or clicking on our website, you’ll be sure to get Chicagoland’s leader in water damage restoration services at your doorstep. Our IICRC certified technicians are up-to-date on the latest industry practices for remediation and restoration of your home or business. ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons also boasts the latest technology in structural drying and moisture tracking. ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons has three locations to serve you better.  We’re available 24/7/365, so be sure to call now!


ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons is a women-owned and family run company serving Chicago, Oak Park, River Forest, and the North Shore. The business provides disaster restoration services for damages caused by water, fire, flooding, mold remediation, and a wide range of interior specialty cleaning (hoarder/clutter, post construction, carpet & upholstery) to residential and commercial customers residing in Chicago, Oak Park, River Forest and the North Shore. For more information, visit servicemasterbysimons.com.


Sam Simon
Sam Simon