As summer comes to an end, it won’t be long before cold weather moves into the area. And as winter arrives, it’s important to ensure that your home is protected. This means many things, such as protecting your pipes from freezing.
Freezing pipes are a big deal for many reasons, including the fact that this can stop you from getting the water you need. Furthermore, depending on the severity and location, it’s possible that a frozen pipe could burst, thus leaving you with a major problem.
Here are four things you can do to protect your pipes from freezing:
- Keep your garage door closed, especially if you have any water supply lines running through this part of your home
- Open cabinet doors to allow warmer air to reach plumbing lines
- Keep your thermostat at a reasonable temperature
- Let the cold water slowly drip out of any pipes that have the tendency to freeze
By taking these simple steps this winter, you should be able to prevent your pipes from freezing. Subsequently, you won’t have to deal with the aftermath, such as a leak that’s caused substantial damage.
If you have any questions or concerns about your home’s plumbing system heading into winter, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re happy to visit your home, provide guidance, and help you avoid trouble in the months to come.