The season’s cool breezes are just another reminder that winter is right around the corner. Is your plumbing ready for the sudden change in temperature? If not, now is a great time to take the steps needed to avoid a messy (and costly) plumbing disaster.
Here are some helpful tips to get your plumbing winter-ready:
Protect your pipes from freezing – When water freezes inside your pipes, it can cause them to burst and flood your home. You can protect uninsulted pipes on outside walls of your home by wrapping the pipes in foam tubes. It’s a simple and inexpensive way to prevent exposure on the extra chilly nights. You can find this kind of pipe insulation at your local hardware store.
Fix any leaks now – Do a thorough check of all the faucets in your kitchen, bathrooms, and utility room. Look for any drips or puddles. If you have a leak, give us a shout and we’ll be right out.
Bring in the outdoor hoses – Leaving a hose connected outside in the cold can cause water inside the hose to freeze, expand and, eventually, freezing your faucets and connecting pipes as well.
Close and drain shut-off valves that lead outdoors – Any water that is in the lines and freezes can lead to major damage.
We hope these tips keep your plumbing safe and help you and your family enjoy all the winter, holiday get-togethers. Of course, if you have any plumbing needs, we’re only a call or click away. Feel free to fill out our online contact form.