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What You Can Do to Prepare for Rising Temperatures
We recommend that you thoroughly inspect your home in the coming days as pipe bursts and sources of water damage do not always originate inside your home and may not be immediately evident.
Locate your water meter or main shut-off valve. Your meter is more than likely near the curb. You may need a water shut-off key to turn your meter off. If you cannot turn the meter off, contact the Town of Little Elm Public Works Department at 469-525-3022.
Look for wet carpet, floors, and baseboards. We recommend looking in closets, all rooms, and even in cabinets for signs of water damage. Examine exterior walls, particularly those with external hose bib connections.
Listen. Listen for the sounds of running water or dripping when no water is in use.
Inspect. Walk the exterior of your home, looking for water leaking from the foundation, your brick, or your siding.
Check your yard. As things begin to dry, we recommend that you monitor your yard for very wet areas or standing water, as sprinkler systems can also freeze and burst.
Look up. Check your roof where it meets your house for ice dams. This could be a point of entry for water left by melting snow and ice, which can enter your home and cause damage.
Inspect pool equipment. Look for broken pipes and housings.
Pipes that were frozen and damaged may not leak for several days after above freezing conditions, depending on the pipe's location and severity of the damage. When in doubt, hire a trusted plumber to inspect your property.