“In winter, frozen pipes can be a big problem for homeowners,” he said Darrell Paul, General Manager of South West Plumbing. “Without precautionary measures, families could face costly repairs.”
Paul says there are simple steps homeowners can take to prevent frozen pipes including:
- Let water drip from the faucet: This is the most common tactic used to prevent frozen pipes. This keeps the water moving through the system. Let the water drip in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry areas, and any other area that has a faucet.
- Keep the Heat Going: Keeping the heat on will help keep the inner tubes warm. Keep the heat running even when the house is unoccupied.
- Open interior doors: There are often pipes behind cabinets. If the cabinet doors are kept open, the heat can heat the pipes. Keeping the bedroom doors open also allows heat to circulate throughout the house.
- Sealing cracks around pipes: Use sealant or spray to fill holes in which pipes run on the floor or in the wall. Seal the holes on both the outer and inner part of the wall.
- Add Extra Insulation: Extra insulation adds warmth as areas are added. Insulate crawl spaces, attics and basements.
“The holidays are meant to be a great time for family and friends,” said Paul. “The last thing to worry about is a frozen pipe.”
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