6 Tips for Winterizing Plumbing
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Wrap exposed pipes with insulaon foam to keep them protected from the cold. This is an affordable way to ensure your home is protected and may lower your energy bill.
INSULATE EXPOSED PIPES
While travelling around for the holidays, many people like to keep their thermostat low to avoid a high heat bill. Keeping your home at a decent temperature will prevent pipe freezing. Keep in mind the overnight lows!
WATCH THE THERMOSTAT
Water expands when it freezes, which can be trouble if your sprinkler system has sing water in it. Turning off the water and flushing out standing water before it is too cold ensures freezing water wont ruin the piping.
FLUSH SPRINKLER SYSTEM
By prevenng cold air from ge ng inside, you keep the pipes in your home from being exposed to freezing temperatures. Areas to look for air leaks include crawl spaces, exterior cracks, vents and windows.
FIX AIR LEAKS
Finding, correcng and prevenng leaks could save you a lot of inconvenience and money by prevenng greater problems during the winter.
FIX WATER LEAKS
In the case that your pipes are not insulated or are at great risk of freezing, having a drip in your faucet gets rid of pressure caused by freezing. The drip does not need to be very large to take off the pressure.
ALLOW A SLOW DRIP