DIY: A Fast and Low-Cost Way to Prevent Frozen Pipes
Happy February Minneapolis! Unfortunately, those temps have yet dropped again! Gotta just love the way Minnesota teases us in the winter with a 40-degree day, only to drop a mere 50 degrees the next day (I do honestly find the humor in it even though it truly is a very bitter thing for mother nature […]
Fight the Freeze my fellow Minneapolis Warriors!
With the temperatures dropping as low as they did last week, all of us in Minneapolis and surrounding areas need to be paying close attention to not only how warm we dress and our vehicles but also our homes. Cold weather can be terribly hard on so many things, as Minnesotans, we are warriors and […]
What Minnesotan doesn’t LOVE spring?
Did the beautiful weather over the weekend trick you into turning on your outside water too early? What Minnesotan doesn’t LOVE spring?! As soon as those temps hit above 40 degrees we start seeing shorts and flip flops! Not only do us midwesterners push the open-toed shoes in the spring, but we may push turning […]
Tips for Winterizing Your Home and Preventing Disasters
Just as you go through your closets and pull out jackets, coats, hats, boots, and gloves to prepare for the cold, your house requires the same preparation. Over the last 20 years, 24Restore has seen what cold weather can do to a home. Frozen pipes and ice dams can create major water damages and unwanted […]
Preventing Water Damage Caused by Plumbing Fixtures
Each year, thousands of insurance claims are filed and homeowners are inconvenienced by water damage. But many times, water damage can be avoided with regular maintenance and a little preparation. Do you know what you can do in and around your home to prevent water damage in your Minneapolis home? Here are some simple tips […]
5 Simple Spring Tips to prevent Water Damage
When seasons change, and spring is in the air many homeowners will begin to realize some of the effects the winter months had on their home that may lead to water damage—broken pipes, cracked hose bibs, sump pump failures, etc. After another long and cold Minnesota winter, I know most of us are ready for warmer weather, […]
Using Alternative Heat Safely
When talking to a friend the other day, she was telling me about a neighbor or hers that is using alternative heating sources from here on out to avoid the rising cost of propane. Their current propane tank is completely empty and they are a family of 5. I am all for saving money… I […]
Frozen Pipes? 24Restore knows how to take the chill out!
What should you do if a water pipe freezes? You should make sure it never happens again! When the water freezes, it tries to expand inside the pipe. It pushes against the sides of the pipe, as well as any nearby valves, seams and faucets. The freezing action of the water is more than capable […]
8 Tips To Prevent Frozen Pipes
Until recently, not many people knew what a Polar Vortex is, but with one bearing down on the northern U.S. and Minnesota over the next few days, everybody’s talking about it. As it brings record-breaking cold over several days, here’s what you need to know to keep your pipes from freezing and causing water damage. Be Prepared […]
Preventing and Thawing Frozen Pipes
Being prepared and informed may help you to avoid the messy and often expensive issue of frozen pipes. In Minneapolis and the Twin Cities area, frozen pipes are not uncommon during the cold, winter months. Luckily, frozen pipes are largely preventable and homeowners can take simple steps to protect their pipes from freezing and reducing […]