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  • Worried Your Pipes Will Burst This Week? Let Us Insulate Them For You

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    This week is going to be a cold one in Northeast Ohio. If your interior water pipes aren't insulated (where no heat is getting to them), there is a strong possibility that your pipes will freeze and burst. Reilly Painting & Contracting is much...MUCH...more than a painting company. We do it all, and cater to what home owners are worried will happen to their this case, frozen or burst pipes.  If you're worried that your pipes will freeze or burst, we are a phone call away. If your pipes have already burst and the water damage is too much for you to handle, remember we can take care of it. Ice removal in Cleveland is very common, and something we specialize in. Watch our YouTube video about another simple precaution to make sure your pipes don't freeze.

    Here are some signs that you need your water pipes insulated in Cleveland:

    Exposed pipes in the basement are rarely in danger of freezing because they are in a heated portion of the home. But plumbing pipes in an unheated area, such as anattic, crawl space, and garage, are at risk of freezing.

    Often, inexpensive foam pipe insulation is enough for moderately cold climates. For severe climes, opt for wrapping problem pipes with thermostatically controlled heat tape (from $50 to $200, depending on length), which will turn on at certain minimum temps.

    Under-insulated walls

    If pipes traveling in exterior walls have frozen in the past (tell-tale signs include water damage, mold, and moisture build-up), it’s probably because of inadequate or improperly installed insulation. It might well be worth the couple hundred dollars it costs to open up the wall and beef up the insulation.

    Courtesy of HouseLogic

    Call or email us this week if you have any problems with your pipes, or any other problem with your house!


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