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Navigating The Bomb Cyclone In Connecticut

Published by Jennifer on January 6, 2018 in category: Water Damage Restoration

A huge winter storm known as the bomb cyclone has been ripping through the East Coast, causing instances of water damage, flooding, pipe burst and other disasters throughout the state of Connecticut.

The massive winds, blizzards and rainfall have created water damage that has closed schools, businesses, and public transportation. Not to mention the intense wind chills that are causing the temperatures to drop to negative 40 degrees.

A state of emergency have been in full effect due to the harsh weather conditions, causing home and business owners to be in need of around the clock restoration services. Fortunately, the repair workers at 911 Restoration Connecticut are available 24/7/365 to assist property owners with any disaster the bomb cyclone has caused to their home or business.

Stay Safe And Warm During A Cold Snap

A cold snap is the sudden increase of cold weather within a 24 hour period that causes property owners to take precautions to their home or building in order to keep the space sufficiently heated.

It can be difficult to keep your home heated during a cold snap since the temperatures drop so rapidly, which is why it is so important to keep all your doors, windows, cover vents and fireplace dampers closed during these times.

It’s common to lose electricity during these cold spells, so having backup heating fuel and a second heating source is crucial. However, make sure to only use devices that are meant to heat your home and not alternative methods such as your kitchen stove, oven or grills (gas or charcoal). This can be extremely dangerous and cause indoor fires and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Having an emergency generator is the best way to heat your home if your regular heating system fails, just make sure that it is outside and unable to create an increase of carbon monoxide inside the property.

Prevent Pipe Bursts During The Storm

The best way to prevent pipes from freezing during the bomb cyclone is by leaving your faucets on just enough so water is constantly dripping through the pipes.

You should also leave the cabinet doors under the sink open, which will let the hot air coming in from your heating system keep them warm. By setting your thermostat to a constant temperature throughout the day and night your pipes should stay maintained.

It’s understandable that you may be worried about the increased heating bill that comes with heating your property around the clock, but it won’t compare to the financial loss you will take if a pipe burst floods your home. If it turns out that your pipes do begin to freeze, you will have to locate the source of the freeze, which is usually near a wall where the water enters your property. Use a blow dryer or heating pad to thaw the pipe and get the water flowing again.

If you are unable to thaw your pipes before a burst occurs you can call 911 Restoration Connecticut and they will get repair workers to your home within 45 minutes, fully prepared to begin same day services for any water damage issue you may be experiencing.

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