How to Winterize Your Pipes This WinterDecember 20, 2014
What To Do If You End Up With Frozen PipesJanuary 2, 2015
Winter is here, but what do you do about your home in a deep freeze? Disaster Cleanup Services has tips to ensure your home stays freeze free. Frozen pipes will cause major problems for you and your home. Flooding could occur and the repairs could be costly. Save yourself the money and the time with our handy tips for beating old man winter!
- Make sure all hoses have been drained and stored for the season.
A frozen hose and spigot could cause major damage to your interior pipes. It is important to close the supply valve and drain the spigot. You should also ensure your spigots are frost free or has been insulated.
- When a deep freeze hits open up your kitchen and bathroom cabinets.
By opening your cabinets it ensures your plumbing will be heated by air that is circulating. If you have children or pets in the home, remove any harmful chemicals that they may become in contact with.
- If you are experiencing a deep freeze, leave your faucets dripping.
By allowing your faucets to drip you create a water flow. If you have a water flow your pipes will likely not freeze. This tip could save you a lot of money.
- Always keep your thermostat at the same temperature.
Your heating bill will be cheaper and you could prevent major damage to your pipes by leaving your temperature set. This way even the pipes in your walls will remain warm enough to fight off a freeze.
- Check to ensure all pipes are insulated if they are in a garage or attic and away from heating.
This should be done while winterizing your home, but if you haven’t it is a good idea. A frozen pipe in an attic could cost your money in flood damage.
- If you will be leaving during the winter, set your thermostat to at least 55 degrees.
This will help with any freezes that might occur while you are gone. It is no fun to come home from a holiday with a house full of water.