There are several steps you can take to prevent your plumbing pipes from freezing:
Let’s face it, frozen plumbing pipes can really put a chill on your day. But fear not! We’ve got your back with some clever tricks to keep those pipes from freezing over.
Insulate your pipes:
Pipe insulation can help to keep the heat in and the cold out. You can purchase foam pipe insulation at a hardware store and easily install it yourself.
Check for any air leaks around your pipes and seal them up with caulking, weatherstripping or expanding foam.
Keep your thermostat set to the same temperature:
Even when you’re not home, try to keep the thermostat set to the same temperature to help prevent the pipes from freezing.
Disconnect your garden hoses:
If you have outdoor faucets, be sure to disconnect your garden hoses and drain any water that may be left in them. This will help to prevent the water in the hose from freezing and potentially causing the outdoor faucet to burst.
Keep cabinet doors open:
If you have pipes located in a cabinet under a sink, keep the cabinet doors open during cold weather. This will allow warm air to circulate around the pipes and help prevent them from freezing.
Use heat tape:
Heat tape is a special type of tape that can be wrapped around pipes to keep them warm. Heat tape is especially useful for pipes that are exposed to cold temperatures, such as those located in an unheated crawl space or basement.
Allow a trickle of water to flow:
If you’re expecting extremely cold weather, you can allow a trickle of water to flow from your faucets. The movement of the water will help to prevent the pipes from freezing.
By following these steps, you can help prevent your plumbing pipes from freezing and protect your home from costly damage. Feel free to contact us if you need us to help with any plumbing or drain issues.