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4 Secrets to Avoid Frozen Pipes This Winter

4 Secrets to Avoid Frozen Pipes This Winter

The winter season is a fast approaching, and we all know that the weather usually gets bitterly cold. Worse still, if your home is prone to frozen pipes, then it means acting in advance because it's a disaster in waiting. Dependable Service reveals the tips to prevent your pipes from freezing.

Preparation Is King

A stealth secret to preventing your pipes from bursting during the unapologetically cold weather is to have prevention mechanisms in place. Locate the shut-off valve for the exterior water piping. Once the winter season begins, you should turn off the water supply for all the piping system you’ll not be using during the winter season.

Drain and Open All the Plumbing System

When the temperature of the water inside the pipes gets too extremely frigid, it converts into ice. The problems start when the ice water retained inside the pipes starts to expand while the size of the pipe remains unchanged. With time, the pipes will surrender to the intense pressure and rupture. Be sure to drain your pipes in the areas prone to freezing such as the swimming pool and the garden sprinkler system way before the onset of winter.

Turn On the Thermostat

It isn’t time to worry about the energy bills. Maintain your thermostat at 65°F at all times. Also, when leaving the house for long hours, consider shutting down the water supply from the main valve. 

Insulate

Frozen pipes can cause more disaster than you can imagine. While you can cut off the water flow to the irrigation system and the swimming pool, there are those exterior areas that lack heating, but they still need the water supply. For instance, regardless of the season, water is a requirement in the basement and garage. Insulate the water pipes to prevent the temperature of the water in the pipes from plummeting too low. 

Dependable Service for Residential and Commercial Plumbing Services

For over 10 years, Dependable Service has continued to offer reliable plumbing services in Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island, Conway and the surrounding areas. We have a team of highly-trained, experienced and trusted technicians eager to address all your plumbing needs 24/7. Contact us on (843) 353-0461, and we'll come to your service soonest possible.

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“Senior technician, Joe Anderson, made plumbing repairs to an upstairs bathtub to seal leaks from flooding through kitchen ceiling downstairs. This has been an ongoing serious daily problem in this apartment since April 2015. Mr. Anderson was the first person to have a camera system with him to assess areas where water was accessing kitchen ceiling. He explained in detail what he did and what he found wrong. Water had been flowing from next door apartment whenever they used their shower for over a year now. Mr. Anderson stated he needed to get permission from apartment management office in order to proceed to correct issues in next door apartment. Management has not allowed that access yet. He also noted that a single shower curtain in the apartment next door was on the outside of that tub and felt that could be creating some of the flooding issues. Thank you Mr. Anderson for being my angel and making these repairs.” –-Lyda G.