How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing

When the temperature begins to drop, then there’s a greater chance that your plumbing pipes can freeze. Granted, it’s not something that will happen right away — but if you neglect these essential water passages in your home, then you could be in for an unpleasant surprise. If you’re looking to save your pipes, then here are some ways to take precaution:

Cover Them

Just like needing a heavy winter coat in the middle of winter, your pipes need the same TLC, believe it or not. Although you won’t be wrapping a knit scarf around each individual pipe, it is important to find each of them a “jacket” to wear on the coldest of days.

The solution is simple: picking up some pipe sleeves from your local home improvement store. Not only will these be the best way to prevent any freezing, but these “pipe jackets” are very simple to install and will save your home in the long run.

Heating is a Must

One of the best ways to keep your pipes in tip-top shape is to keep your heater on. Certainly, if your home is getting too hot, then you can turn it off or lower the temperature on your thermostat.

However, if you happen to let your home bask in the cold for an extended period of time, then it’s possible that your pipes will rupture when you least expect it — which can cause irreversible damage and flooding: something no homeowner wants to ever see or deal with.

Examine Pipes

Think that your pipes have seen better days? If that’s the case, then it would be wise to conduct a thorough examination before the temperatures begin to plummet. The reason being is this: if a pipe in your home has a minor crack, then it will be the first to freeze, followed by a dreaded burst.

When examining your pipes, you’ll want to look for anything that looks out of the ordinary. The minute you spot a discrepancy within your pipe structure, please give us a call to repair it before a potential problem occurs.

Looking to have your pipes inspected? If so, call Proactive Comfort today at (603) 239-2346 for expert heating service and repairs in Manchester, NH. We also serve customers throughout Hooksett, Nashua, and Hillsborough County.

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