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Ways to Avoid Frozen Pipes While On Vacation

11/20/2019 (Permalink)

People rest on the beach near a water front in tropical weather Beach Vacation - Where We Want to Be During The Wisconsin Winter

Anyone that has lived in Wisconsin knows how brutal our winter months can be.  We all look forward to vacations to escape the cold weather and dreary days.  However, before you leave for that vacation you have been patiently waiting for, be sure to protect what is probably your biggest asset, your home.  Many times each year SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County is called to properties during the winter months that were not properly prepared for the cold weather before the occupants left.  Please read the other blog about Tips to Prevent Pipes From Freezing, but the following are tips to follow before going on that vacation.


  • Set the thermostat in your house no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Be sure to replace the battery in your thermostat
  • Ask a friend or neighbor to check your house daily to make sure it is warm enough to prevent freezing
  • Shut off the main water supply and drain the water system.  (Be aware that if you have a fire protection sprinkler system in your house, it may be deactivated when  you shut off the water)

The certified water restoration technicians are available at SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County to help you if you experience water damage.  Call us (262) 542-0900

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