Not many people would expect a power outage in April to come as the result of an ice storm, but here in Michigan we are experiencing just that. This past weekend over a quarter of a million homes lost power due to the ice storm that came through Saturday night and Sunday morning. Unfortunately, with the weather staying chilly, this power outage has become uncomfortable for many. While staying warm might be the primary concern, you don’t want to forget about your plumbing during this time.
What should you do about your plumbing during a power outage?
Water and electricity shouldn’t mix, but when the power goes out, you may be surprised at the effects it could have on your plumbing system. Frozen pipes, flooded basements, and even some tankless hot water heaters and toilets use some electricity to function.
The plumbing experts at Flame recommend you do the following during a power outage to take care of your plumbing:
For information about staying safe and comfortable during a power outage, contact Flame!