Serving both Carolinas, Cedar Management Group is prepared for unexpected weather condition. Our main purpose as a company, is to provide the best quality management services to the community associations we manage and preserving the property value of every association. It is few and far between when the areas we serve get snow or are affected by snow storms, but we are always ready when worse comes to worse. The biggest issue we see in our communities are freezing pipes. Even when the water source in your home has frozen over, Cedar Management Group is here to help.
In the past couple of weeks, we have gotten many calls about frozen pipes, so hey, I decided to write about preventing your pipes from freezing. In southern states, where freezing weather is the exception rather than the rule, the alert threshold is 20 degrees. This means, when the weather channel is calling for 20 degrees or below, one should take steps toward prevention. Unfortunately, if a homeowners pipes are frozen, there is nothing that Cedar can do to thaw them out and there is nothing that a plumber could do to thaw them out either. You can also use Snow Removal Charlotte. Here are a few suggestions to keep your pipes from freezing resulting in bursting, resulting in the flooding of your home.
- Let a faucet in your home drip during extreme cold weather. A very small flow of water can keep pipes from freezing.
- Drain your system by shutting off the main valve, turn on every water fixture until the water stops running. This is the best safeguard to keep pipes from freezing.
If your pipes do end up freezing, take these few steps to recovery:
- Turn on a faucet (preferably kitchen sink or something that drains very well and is unlikely to get clogged or overflow) lightly – not full blast.
- Wait for pipes to thaw and for water to return
- Once water has returned, have homeowner run all faucets and check for leak.
- If there are leaks, we would want the homeowner to report them. If the leaks are interior, it is very unlikely that the HOA will be able to do anything and the homeowner will be responsible for the repairs. However, if it is a condo situation where some of the exterior piping is covered by the HOA, we may be able to do something. In this case, we will make a service request and send someone out to look at the pipes.
Overall, being prepared is the best way to prevent freezing. Be sure to check the weather every night to know when the freezing temperature has entered your area. Bundle up, turn on your faucets, and sleep peacefully. You can always call us if you need assistance. Enjoy the winter season!