Went camping last weekend in northeast and temps dipped to 25. We were advised to leave faucet on dripping to prevent freezing. We did this but didnít leave gray pull opened so we had a little flood. The tub filled up and water was coming from carpet by living room tv. We cleaned up all the water And just that part of carpet was damp. I put space heater and dried up carpet.
Do I need to be worried about water damage? The tub didnít overflow it was just coming from corner of carpet where living room slide is right under entertainment center in living room. The carpet is dry I am just worried about Wood underneath.
#1- 25 degrees will more than likely not freeze anything since its only at that temp a few hours at best. We have camped at 10 and had no issues.
#2- If the carpet got wet, the subfloor under it did also. You could have continued wood rot/mold issues. The carpet/padding needs to be removed and everything dried out with fans.
#3- The faucet running thing only applies to your sticks and bricks home.
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For future reference, the furnace should keep your pipes from freezing and if you don't have a heated hose, fill your fresh water tank and disconnect your water hose and drain it at night and use the pump to pull water from your tank for your nightly needs.
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Everyone else addressed the OP question on the flooding but I wonder if he was told to let the water drip in freezing weather so the hose from the hydrant wouldn't freeze.
A plug in heated hose would fix that or you could put water in your fresh water tank and use the water pump. Put hose in heated storage when not filling tank and keep furnace running, not just electric heat, to keep tank and lines from freezing.
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