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Fall is the start of the colder weather ahead. With the colder weather on its way, it is best to winterize your home. One of the ways you should do this is through pipe protection. While most of your pipes are covered and insulated, some may not be. It is important to check all pipes, especially those outdoors, to ensure they are properly insulated.
Your outdoor faucets or spigots are one of the main areas that become frozen during colder weather. You should remove your water hoses and insulate your spigots. If they are not insulated, you could end up with frozen pipes that will leak into the interior of your home, causing major water damages, rot, and possible mold growth.
Most pipes are on the interior of your home. However, some pipes are outside and exposed to the elements. If you have any pipes that are exposed, it is crucial that you insulate them with the proper equipment. Once snow and ice begin to form, it is too late to attempt pipe insulation. It is best to be prepared before any harsh weather hits.
Some interior pipes may need to be insulated. If you have pipes that are not near a heat source, it is best to insulate them. If the temperatures drop too low, they could freeze and possibly burst, causing significant water damages to your home.
By insulating your pipes, you are protecting your home. A burst pipe can spill a lot of water in a small amount of time. This water can travel to other areas of your home, causing even more damages. To avoid any water damages, check your pipes, insulate where necessary, and pay attention to any severe Winter storms that may come through the area. If you have water damage from a burst pipe, contact a disaster cleanup company as soon as possible.