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