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How to Avoid Frozen Pipes in the Winter

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

Frozen Pipe

The cold, winter months can cause the pipes in your home to freeze creating severe damage throughout your home. Learn how to ensure that your home will remain damage-free this season:

What to Know About Frozen Pipes:

  • Frozen pipes are likely to occur in temperatures under 20 degrees so make sure you are alert and aware when the weather drops below freezing
  • Surprisingly, pipes can burst where little to no ice has been formed. Most pipes often burst due to an increase in water pressure that leads to pipe failure
  • The best way to keep water in your pipes from freezing is to slow or stop the transfer of heat:
    • When going away for holiday vacation, make sure to not lower your heat too much (no lower than 55 degrees)
    • The best way to ensure that your pipes will not freeze while away is to drain the water system, with no water there is nothing that can freeze and burst
    • It is best to place your pipes in heated spaces and avoid keeping them in places such as attics, crawlspaces, and garages

Learn How to Beat the Freeze:

  • Remember to keep your garage doors shut
  • Keep your thermostat set to the same temperature, do not fluctuate it too much&
  • Open your kitchen and bathroom cabinets to allow warmer air to circulate&
  • At just a small price, you can buy insulation to ensure your pipes will remain at a normal temperature

If you follow these simple precautions, you could be saving yourself from future water damage!!

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