How to Prevent Frozen Pipes
Below freezing temperatures are just around the corner, which means you need to take preventative measures to keep your pipes from freezing. Frozen pipes can result in a burst pipe which can cause major flooding problems. Here are a few ways to prevent a burst pipe in your home this winter.
Add insulation. Add extra insulation to areas like basements, attics, and crawl spaces. This will help keep the pipes warm during the cold season and decrease the likelihood pipes will freeze.
Keep garage doors closed. If you have water supply lines in the garage, make sure the door is always closed. An open door can unnecessarily expose your pipes to freezing temperatures.
Keep the indoor temperature consistent. If you’re in for particularly chilly days, keep your indoor temperature consistent throughout your home. This will keep your pipes warm and not cause any unnecessary fluctuation.
Open cabinet doors. Opening cabinet doors allows the warm air from your home to enter the space and warm the pipes behind the walls. Just make sure you have any dangerous items removed from the space if you have children.
Don’t turn off the heat. Whatever you do - don’t turn off your heat! If you plan on going on vacation, be sure to set your thermostat to 55 degrees or higher.
If you have experienced flooding as a result of a burst pipe, don’t hesitate to call our 24/7 emergency team. We’ll find the source of the problem, make repairs, and restore your home.