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3 Easy Fixes to Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing This Winter

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Do you have a plan for winterizing your home’s plumbing? Frozen pipes are the bane of existence for many homeowners during the coldest months of the year. The good news is a few simple tasks can help you to avoid the nightmare altogether.

Whether you have vivid memories of your home’s pipes freezing last year, or you are just trying to be as prepared as possible, taking a proactive approach is the best method for keeping the water flowing freely through your plumbing as the temperatures outside drop, drop, drop.

Here are three easy winterizing fixes for your pipes:

#1: Seal Any Cracks or Holes in the Walls

Use caulk to seal holes in both interior and exterior walls. This keeps the cold air out of your home and away from your plumbing. Plus, it keeps the warm air inside your home, so you aren’t paying to heat the outdoor air.

#2: Don’t Let It Get Too Cold in Your Home

Even if you are away for a holiday trip or your home is going to be vacant for a while, keep the furnace running—at least a little. It doesn’t even have to be very warm; above 50 degrees Fahrenheit is enough heat to prevent frozen pipes.

#3: Take Advantage of Winterizing Plumbing Services

Scheduling a preventative plumbing inspection before the coldest days of the year arrive is perhaps the best step you can take to avoid a frozen pipe situation. An experienced technician will:

  • Inspect your home’s plumbing to determine if any of the pipes are at risk for freezing
  • Address any pipe leaks or holes in the walls
  • Perform any necessary repairs and preventative measure to get your plumbing winter-ready

Get in touch with our team of winterizing plumbing experts at Dependable Service Plumbing & Air to schedule your appointment or to get more advice on frozen pipes

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