With the cold weather creeping in, it is important to remember that frozen pipes are all too common during this season. Freezing temperatures cause pipes to contract while simultaneously causing water within those pipes to turn into ice and expand. The increased pressure within the pipes make them that much more prone to cracking and bursting. Even a small 1/8-inch crack can cause a release of over 250 gallons of water per day. You do not want to deal with the aftermath of such a situation, especially during the cold months of winter. Neighborhood Plumbing is always ready to help you clean up such a mess, but in this article we will help you learn ways to prevent frozen pipes in the first place.
There is no way to control the weather, but you can take measures to protect your pipes from such weather. These are some temporary solutions that you can quickly take when you expect temperatures to drop:
Permanent Ways to Protect Pipes
The previous section had temporary and quick fixes, but long-term solutions will provide more protection and a better peace of mind. Implement these steps before the winter season comes around:
Hire the Professionals
This short summary of ways to keep pipes warm only goes so far. If you want reliable protection, then we recommend hiring a certified plumber from the professionals at Neighborhood Plumbing. Our experts are regularly trained and fully equipped to inspect, evaluate, and diagnose your system. We are prepared to fix and repair any problems the first time around. Call now or anytime. Neighborhood Plumbing is proud to be available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.