Monthly Archives: December 2017

How To Keep Your Pipes From Freezing This Winter

With cold weather upon us, it’s about that time of year to start preparing your home and business for Winter. There’s a long list of things to be done, from holiday preparations, to basic home maintenance requirements. Everyone knows that when the weather drops to freezing temperatures, that plants need to be protected, but did you know that your pipes need to be protected as well? Today we will discuss a few helpful tips to keep in mind, so that your pipes don’t freeze and burst during the next freeze!

Insulate Your Pipes

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Winter Weather Can Wreak Havoc On Your Plumbing If You Aren’t Prepared!

The first thing to do when you hear there is a freeze coming, is to insulate your pipes thoroughly. There are several ways you can do this, and your local hardware store will surely stock more than a few options for you. Many people opt for simple foam pipe sleeves, and sturdy foam hose bib covers.

Let Your Faucets Drip

Inside of your home, allow your faucets to drip, just a little. That way, if your pipes do start to freeze, your pipes will be able to release pressure through the faucet, instead of bursting. Additionally, moving water is harder to freeze than stationary water.

Open Your Cabinets

Another great tip is to let your heater do some of the work for you. Leave your cabinets open so that the warm air in your home can reach the pipes below your sinks.

If you are interested in learning more, or if you need frozen pipe repairsĀ  or burst pipe replacements, give our team a call today atĀ 412-561-3624!