Now that winter has arrived and temperatures are continuing to drop, it’s time to make sure our homes are protected against frozen pipes. If you have ever experienced frozen pipes, you know just how awful they can be. From leaving you without a supply of water to causing serious floods, frozen pipes are any homeowners’ worst nightmare. Luckily, there are steps you can take to minimize the risk of frozen pipes this winter.
Leave the Faucet Dripping
When temperatures drop below freezing, it is important to leave your faucets dripping. Maintaining a steady dribble of water through your pipes keeps them just above freezing temperatures.
Keep the Thermostat at 55 Degrees
Even if you are leaving your home for an extended period of time, it is important to keep your thermostat set to at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Keeping the inside of your home warm is crucial when you are trying to avoid frozen pipes.
Leave Cabinets Open
When your pipes are in serious danger of freezing, open up all of your cabinets that contain pipes. This ensures warm air circulates around your pipes to keep them from getting too cold.
Close Your Garage Door
Thanks to concrete floors and a lack of insulation, your garage is already much cooler than the rest of your home, so you need to take extra care to keep it from getting any colder. When temperatures dip below freezing, it is best to keep your garage door closed as much as possible, especially if there are exposed pipes inside. Letting in too much air from outside can quickly result in frozen pipes.
Insulate Your Pipes
The best way to prevent frozen pipes is to insulate them with specially designed pipe insulation. When insulating your pipes, it is important to pay extra attention to exposed pipes such as those found inside your garage or basement and your hose bibs. It is usually best to have a plumber install pipe insulation, but if you do not have time to get a plumber to your house, you can use newspaper, towels, and duct tape in a pinch.
Call EviroSafe Today!
The time to protect your home is now. Reach out to EviroSafe to have your pipes professionally insulated so you can prevent frozen pipes this winter. As the most trusted name in plumbing, we have access to the highest quality insulation materials and can carefully insulate all of your exposed pipes to keep your home running smoothly and safely in even the lowest temperatures.
And, if you are experiencing frozen pipes, give our plumbers a call right away. We are on call and prepared to provide emergency repairs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To schedule your next service, please call (856) 878-2806 or send us a message online. We look forward to serving you!