Weather in New Mexico can be unpredictable, so before you leave town during the Fall and Winter months, you should know the ideal temperature to set your home’s thermostat so that pipes don’t freeze. A frozen pipe can burst and begin to leak or flood your home while you are away if the home gets too cold. To avoid a sudden freeze of your pipes, your home’s thermostat should never be set below 55° during the cold winter months; some cities in New Mexico can get as low as 5 degrees at night.

American Restoration Fire and Water, LLC has come across too many homes in New Mexico where disasters have struck while the homeowner has been out of town or just simply not home. Many companies offer different programs to assist and protect your home, such as installing water sensors in different areas of the house that can be prone to flooding; i.e. kitchen sinks, washer, water heater. If you have a home alarm system, you can contact the alarm company to see if they have this option available.

WiFi programmable thermostats can also ease the worry of making sure your temperature is within range at all times. Technology is amazing, and as long as your thermostat is connected to your WiFi, you can easily adjust the temperature in your home from an app on your phone. You can also adjust a WiFi thermostat before you get home so that when you arrive back home it’s a comfortable temperature! These thermostats keep your HVAC system running more efficiently and they can help decrease your energy bill!

If you have experienced flooding from frozen pipes American Restoration Fire and Water, LLC  can assist you in water mitigation and cleanup. We will work with your insurance company to ensure a smooth process. Check back frequently to be updated on ways to prevent disasters in your home and what to do if they do happen!