KEEPING WINTER OUT OF YOUR PIPES
WHEN THE TEMPERATURE takes a nosedive there’s always the danger of frozen pipes. Keeping your water pipes from freezing during winter is really important. Here are some tips to help make sure the water stays on during the coldest days of winter:
Keep your heat on.
Heating costs are always a concern during the winter, but keeping the heat on, even minimally, will help avoid frozen, or worse, burst pipes and a bill from a plumber.
Let your sink drip.
A steady drip of water from at least one sink in KEEPING WINTER OUT OF YOUR PIPES your house helps keep the warmer-than-freezing water moving from the source through your house. It’s when the water stops moving that the pipes have the opportunity to freeze.
Open your kitchen cabinets.
Leaving cabinet doors open allows heat to circulate near the pipes, which helps keep them from freezing. It’s one of the best tips around.
If you’re going to be away, set your thermostat.
No lower than 60 degrees is our best advice. That’ll keep your place warm enough to prevent any potential problems from popping up. If — despite your best efforts — you wake up one morning and the water’s not running, don’t wait for things to thaw, especially if the day stays cold. More water can build up and freeze. Call us ASAP if you have frozen pipes and we’ll get our crew over to help.