Winter is a beautiful season, but it can also be tough on your pipes. When temperatures drop below freezing, the water in your pipes can freeze, causing them to burst and leading to costly repairs. To avoid this, here are some steps you can take to protect your pipes this winter.
💧Make sure to insulate your pipes. This can be done by wrapping them in foam sleeves or electrical heating tape. Insulating your pipes will help to keep them warm and prevent the water inside from freezing.
🌡️Keep your home at a consistent temperature. Even if you’re leaving for the day, it’s important to keep the temperature in your home above freezing to avoid frozen pipes. You can also open your cabinet doors to allow warm air to circulate around the pipes.
🚰Take the time to winterize your outdoor faucets and hoses. Disconnect the hoses and drain them, then turn off the water to the outdoor faucet and let any remaining water drain out. Cover the faucet with an insulated cover to protect it from the cold.
💦Let your faucets drip. Running water through your pipes, even at a slow drip, can help prevent them from freezing. This is especially important for pipes that are located in unheated areas of your home, like the garage or basement.
🛑It's also a good idea to know where your main water shut-off valve is located. In case of a burst pipe, you'll need to turn off the water quickly to prevent further damage. Make sure everyone in your household knows where the valve is located and how to turn it off.
🧑🔧Septic Plus can assess your systems before the winter season begins. As professional plumbers, we can identify any potential issues with your pipes and make recommendations for how to prevent them from freezing or bursting during the colder months.
By taking these steps, you can ensure that your pipes are protected all winter long. Stay warm and cozy!
Call Septic Plus to ensure your plumbing runs smoothly all year round.