With winter now upon us homeowners need to take steps to avoid pipes from freezing in their homes. Frigid winter temperatures can cause water that is inside of your pipes to start to expand. When the water expands it can create cracks or tears in the walls of the pipes. When the water eventually thaws the possibility of major water damage is probable, which is why the folks here at Steve Mull Plumbing want to share these useful tips to help prevent frozen pipes. With our simple mission statement of 100% customer satisfaction we stand ready to provide all our valued clients with our top-rated plumbing services whether winter, spring, summer or fall.
Install Insulation On Your Pipes
Insulation is a sure fire way of protecting your home’s pipes from even the coldest of winter temperatures. It is especially useful on pipes that are exposed or where there is little to no warm air flow. Common areas in the home where you are apt to find exposed pipes that need insulation are in crawl spaces, basements and closets. If you discover exposed pipes in your home and are not comfortable to perform the insulation install yourself then don’t delay. Contact the professionals here at Steve Mull Plumbing and we will take care of all your pipe insulation needs.
Keep The Heat On When you Travel
Most people are concerned about saving money and conserving energy in their homes. Because of these concerns they tend to turn their furnace off when they are travelling. However, this is not a practical nor wise strategy to follow. By turning your furnace off, you increase the vulnerability of your pipes to the cold temperatures outside. If the pipes become too cold, they will eventually freeze and more than likely they will burst. If you are travelling for an extended time period for business or vacation, we strongly recommend that you leave the thermostat in your house set at 55 degrees Fahrenheit to protect your pipes from freezing.
Make Certain to Store Those Hoses Away
Typically, there is water that remains inside of your hoses. If you do not store your hoses away for the winter, the water inside of the hoses can freeze and get into the spigot. This can cause leaks inside your home’s walls. In order to prevent this from happening be sure to drain the water from your hoses and store them away for the winter.
Winter is a dangerous time of year for pipes. If you experience frozen pipes in your home, it is important to reach out to a reputable plumber to provide any insulation or other professional services needed. That is where the experts here at Steve Mull Plumbing come in. Our plumbers are all licensed and certified and undergo extensive training each year to maintain their qualified position in the industry. We are committed and dedicated to the well-being of all our valued clients and to keeping your homes safe year round.
Frozen pipes can certainly present with some costly repairs, which is why our expert team of plumbers highly recommend you follow these helpful tips to prevent your pipes from freezing. For more information on how to protect your home’s pipes from freezing or any other plumbing issues you may have, give a shout out to the professionals at Steve Mull Plumbing today. We are here to answer all your questions and address all your concerns and look forward to every opportunity to serve you. From our family to yours, we send along wishes for a happy and safe holiday season!