With the cold winter weather in full swing, you may have reason to believe the pipes in your home could be impacted. And by this we mean one thing: frozen pipes that have the potential to burst.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent frozen pipes in your home. Here are some ideas to consider:
- Keep your garage door closed if there are any supply lines running through this part of your home
- Open vanity and kitchen cabinet doors so warm air can reach the plumbing
- When it’s extremely cold, set your faucet to continuously drip (a trickle will do just fine)
- Don’t turn down the heat in your home, even if you are going to be away for an extended period of time
- Keep a close eye on your pipes, as you’ll want to deal with any leak as quickly as possible
These tips don’t guarantee you will never find yourself dealing with a frozen pipe, but they can definitely work in your favor. If you implement all five of these strategies, you have a much better chance of avoiding disaster this winter.
If something does go wrong, don’t hesitate to contact us as quickly as possible. We can visit your home, assess the situation, and get everything back in working order.