CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – A Cedar Rapids mother and six-year-old daughter are searching for new accommodation after saying frozen pipes broke in an empty apartment next to her home.
Water damage from the other apartment began to seep into Savannah Reynold’s apartment and damage its ceiling and carpet. The apartment complex, which is the Westdale Court Apartments, allows it to break out of its lease. The property manager, who is Mirage Properties, did not respond to a late request for comment.
Reynolds said she was frustrated the resort wasn’t helping her find a new apartment. She said she plans to put moving boxes in her mother’s garage and live with family and friends until she can find a new location.
“Couchsurfing with a six-year-old is not cool,” Reynolds said. “And the fact that they didn’t reach out to find us a place to say is ridiculous.”
The American Red Cross recommends that people keep their homes heated and let water drip from pipes onto exterior walls to help stop a frozen pipe. The City of Cedar Rapids recommends keeping the temperature in your home above 55 degrees, even while you are away. He also recommends that people open cabinet doors under the sink to help circulate hot air near the pipes and to let a thin stream of water run farther from your water meter when the temperature is hot. outside falls below 10 degrees.
Reynolds said telling her daughter she couldn’t come home was the hardest part of the process.
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