Preventing Pipe Bursts
This winter, avoid costly plumbing repairs by properly winterizing your home before the first extended freeze of the season.
To protect your pipes from bursting, wrap exterior hose bibs and exposed pipes with insulation. When freezing temperatures are in the forecast, allow your home’s heating system to reach exposed interior pipes by leaving under-sink cabinet doors open. Set all interior faucets to a slight drip- even a small amount of flowing water can prevent pipes from completely freezing.
While uncommon in our region, prolonged periods of freezing temperatures can occur. If you plan to be away from your home for an extended period of time this winter, ensure that your house remains properly heated in your absence. Setting the heater to run at a reduced temperature and opening cabinets to encourage warm airflow around pipes can prevent expensive pipe and flooding repairs.
Now is a good time to identify and insulate any exposed pipes with the potential to freeze around your home. Remember, proper preparation reduces the likelihood of a winter weather-related emergency.
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