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Don't Let Falling Temps In Reno NV Freeze Your Pipes!

Don't let your water pipes freeze as winter weather turns colder. Take a few steps to avoid water damage in your Northern Nevada home!

Freeze warningWater pipes are extremely vulnerable when temperatures plummet during cold winter months. Most homeowners don't think about taking precautions until after damage is done!

Damage from frozen or broken water pipes is a very common catastrophe homeowners face each year.  The damage caused by frozen, ruptured water pipes include soaked and ruined drywall, wallpaper and paint peal away, kitchen cabinets warp and will pull away from the wall, carpets and draperies may need replacing and damage to furniture and personal belongings may be lost.

 Water damage from frozen and broken pipes cause the most EXTREME damage when homeowners are away from their house, at work or on vacation because the plumbing can rupture and water can run unnoticed for hours or even days.

Here are some great tips to help you prevent you pipes from freezing this winter and what to do if they do freeze:

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Prevent those pipes from freezing by taking these easy steps:

  • Insulate any exposed pipes, even in the garage.
  • Disconnect all water hoses & outside water connections.
  • Seal any and all leaks/cracks that allow cold air inside, especially in the kitchen.
  • Let faucets run or drip if you are going to be gone overnight.
  • Close all exterior doors (utility rooms, garage, storage).
  • Keep heat turned on and heat set to at least 55 degrees.
  • Check on vacant homes often or have someone check for you.

How to take care of frozen pipes ~ After the fact:

  • Immediately SHUT THE WATER OFF if a pipe bursts.
  • Turn the heat up in the house to warm the surroundings.
  • Open cabinet doors in the kitchen and bathroom to help warm things up.
  • Heat lamps or hair dryers can help thaw frozen pipes.
  • Wrap frozen pipes with a heating pad or hot towel and secure it with duct tape.

Your quick thinking and action will help minimize water damage!

Who you are you going to call if your Reno Nevada pipes freeze this winter?

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Frozen water pipes, leaking water or a burst pipe can spell disaster for any Northern Nevada homeowner. If this happens to you, do you have someone to call? If you are in need of a plumber I am including a small list of local plumbers that I think will help.

The numbers listed below were current at the time of this post, but as you know businesses often times change their numbers, location or they simply go out of business. I will continue to check on these local companies and keep them updated. So if you find a changed number, don't hold it against me! But please do let me know so I can update this post!

Local Reno Plumbers to help with those frozen or burst pipes:

Plumbing M.D. ~ 775-359-6777(Sparks) 775-852-0111(Reno)

Paschall Plus ~ 775-356-3841 (Sparks) 775-825-6500(Reno)

Michael's Plumbing ~ 775-355-1611 (Sparks and Reno)

Savage & Son Inc. ~ 775-200-0075 (Sparks and Reno)

The most important thing to know is how to shut the water supply off if a pipe bursts. make sure the entire family knows how to turn off the water in the event of a burst pipe because a quick action will minimize damage.

So know you know what to do if your Reno NV pipes freeze. Do you know what to do or who to call if you need real estate information? If you are in need of Reno, Nevada Real Estate Specialist, call me for all your local housing needs!

Don't Let Falling Temps In Reno NV Freeze Your Pipes




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Comment balloon 5 commentsTerrie Leighton • December 03 2010 12:49AM


You expect low temperatures in Reno. A couple of nights ago it got down to low 20's here. We just don't like that.

Of course three days later here the high was 81 degrees. Much better.

Posted by Jon Quist, Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996 (REALTY EXECUTIVES TUCSON ELITE) about 8 years ago

We have actually already been down onto the teens here in Reno! Crazy but true. We will have at least two or three more cold fronts this winter and with out fail, pipes will get frozen!!

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) about 8 years ago

Great advice with temps dropping all over the country these days.

Posted by Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results. (Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545) about 8 years ago

Thanks Susan! Reno is having a little heat wave right now, temps in the mid 50's but I am sure this information will help in the near future!

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) about 8 years ago

Terrie:  Great information for anyone living in freezing temps.   I'm a little spoiled here in So Cal and have never had to think about this!

Posted by Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula (Realty Works Temecula) about 8 years ago

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