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Preparing for Winter Storms

12/7/2018 (Permalink)

Temperatures dropped and snow fell in Hampton Roads in 2018, and with that there was a common issue that a lot of people were dealing with, frozen and burst pipes. Hampton Roads has been hit by sudden and drastic temperature drops the past two years. This has lead to all sorts of damage, the most common of which is frozen and burst pipes. Hampton Roads is more vulnerable to these types of damages than many norther cities. This is because most of the buildings in Hampton Roads were not designed with these types of temperatures in mind.


If you remember to do the following things, you will maximize your chances of getting through the cold snap without having any major issues or damage.

  • Make Sure Systems Work
  • Insulate Pipes
  • Insulate Everything Else
  • Run Faucets
  • Keep Garage Door Closed
  • Remove, Drain, and Store Hoses
  • Open Cabinets
  • Keep House Temperature Consistent
  • Set Temperature When Out of Town

Remember, it is not spring yet and there is still the possibility of freezing temperatures, snow or other winter weather.

If you do have any issues or questions, please feel free to call us here at SERVPRO of Norfolk/Portsmouth. You can reach us by calling 757-397-3770 and one of our many trained professionals would be happy to assist you.

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