Winter Tips 101: Plumbing & Pipes

It might be February, but it’s still winter! Winter weather can cause pipes to freeze and possibly burst!

Bursted pips can cause flooding and water damage to your home which we all know can get expensive! Taking preventive measures before winter sets in can reduce and eliminate the risk of frozen pipes and other cold-weather threats.

Make sure that all exterior pipes and spigots on your home are wrapped thoroughly with foam insulation whenever temperatures are expected to dip below freezing. If you don’t plan on using any of these exterior spigots, go ahead and shut off the water valves that feed them. Don’t forget your interior pipes; exposed metal and copper in basements, attics, and crawl spaces may get cold enough to freeze up. The last thing you need during the winter months is water leakage or flooding caused by burst pipes.

Source: Harry Helmet

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