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Freezing Temperatures This Valentine’s Day Weekend May Lead To Flooding Caused By Burst, Frozen Water Pipes

Posted Friday, February 13th, 2015

Get ready, metro Detroit, because the coldest weather of the winter is about to hit, and your home could be in danger of flooding due to frozen, burst water pipes. Frosty temperatures have been freezing metro Detroit all week; however, according to forecasters the worst is still to come. On Valentine’s Day, temperatures will rise to a relatively balmy 23 degrees before turning sharply colder on Sunday where temperatures are forecasted to drop to a bone-chilling 6 degrees during the day and a whopping -3 degrees at night.

Arctic temperatures are unpleasant enough, but unfortunately they also bring with them the hazard of frozen pipes. As these freezing temperatures continue, the risk of frozen pipes greatly increases. Temperatures where your pipes are located are often remarkably lower than the temperature inside of your home. In order to prevent the water in your pipes from freezing, they must be properly insulated. If the water inside does freeze, it will expand and ultimately crack or break the pipe. The easiest solution is to make sure your pipes are properly insulated, however insulation cannot always protect against sub-zero temperatures.

If you do experience water damage caused by frozen pipes, call the water restoration experts at Modernistic. We provide residential and commercial water restoration services throughout Michigan. Our technicians are IICRC-certified and use only the most advanced water mitigation technologies in the restoration industry. If you are faced with water damage from frozen pipes in your Michigan home or commercial building, call Modernistic right away. Response time is critical in order to prevent as much damage as possible and that is why Modernistic’s technicians are on call 24/7. The sooner you call, the sooner you can relax and remember that emergency as a thing of the past!

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