Frozen water pipes are always a concern when the Minnesota winters hit. It only takes a few hours of 30 degrees or lower temperatures to freeze the water in the pipes. Vacant properties introduce an additional risk as frozen pipes are likely to go unnoticed for a longer period than in a property that has people living in it and using water many times a day.
A property left to unthaw on its’ own, will likely go through several cycles of thawing and refreezing. Every time it goes through the cycle, it causes more damage.
The professionals at Connell’s Real Estate Services will handle unthawing a vacated property using a controlled thaw method that will thaw pipes gradually and evenly to prevent as much damage as possible.