Fall is coming to a close and winter right around the corner. With that said, the team here at Steve Mull Plumbing wants to remind our valued clients how important it is to take steps to avoid being faced with frozen pipes in your home this winter. The extremely cold winter temperatures often times result in water being trapped inside your pipes and expanding. When the water expands it causes tears and cracks in the walls and lining of the pipes. Thereafter, when the water finally thaws the risk of major water damage is increased. That’s where the pros here at Steve Mull Plumbing come in.
With our simple mission statement of 100% customer satisfaction, our dedicated team of plumbers stands ready to meet all your plumbing needs. We take pride in our top-of-the-line plumbing services we offer year-round whether winter, spring, summer or fall.
Useful Tips to Avoid Frozen Pipes
- Insulation – Insulation helps to protect your home plumbing pipes from the frigid winter weather. Protection is especially needed for those pipes that are already exposed usually located in basements, closets and crawl spaces. Should you identify exposed pipes in your home, installing insulation around the pipes will help to minimize the risk of water damage. The pros here at Steve Mull Plumbing are on hand to perform this task and to take care of all your insulation needs.
- Set your thermostats when you travel – When people travel away from home, they typically turn their furnace off until they return home. Most individuals believe this helps greatly to conserve energy and save money. However, this is not practical since turning your furnace off can increase the overall vulnerability of your plumbing pipes to the outside cold temperatures. As we know, when pipes become too cold, they can freeze over time and may even burst. If you will be away from home for an extended period of time whether for work or leisure, our highly skilled team of plumbers highly recommends that you set the thermostat in your home to 55 degrees and keep the furnace on while you are away.
- Store the outdoor hoses – Water becomes trapped within your outdoor hoses. Be aware that trapped water in your hoses can freeze and get caught up in the spigot causing leaks in the walls of your home. To prevent this from occurring be sure to drain all the water from the hoses and tuck them away for the winter.
YOUR TRUSTED PLUMBING PROFESSIONALS
Here at Steve Mull Plumbing our team of skilled plumbers is steadfast in their commitment to provide only the highest quality plumbing services to all our valued clients. We strive to meet the individual needs of our clients with our high-quality services, our affordable prices and our accommodating timelines. Our reputable team of certified, licensed plumbers is equipped to provide you with all types of plumbing parts and services as well as effective insulation services for your home.
Frozen pipes can result in costly repairs which is why it is so important to give focus to the useful tips we have included above. If you are in need of insulation services to avoid the risk and challenge of frozen pipes, we are the team for you. Simply give a shout out to one of our highly skilled and experienced plumbers to learn more about our top-rated insulation services or to schedule your service appointment. The team here at Steve Mull Plumbing looks forward to serving you and to helping you keep your home safe and comfortable all winter long.