Your home’s plumbing is vulnerable during winter and if you want to save cash and avoid the pipes from freezing, here are some ways that you can do:
How to protect your pipes? When winter temperatures fall, the water can easily freeze inside the pipes which would cause for it to burst. If you are not careful with this and your pipe burst, this could be disastrous which can cause flood damage to your home structure.
To protect your home from possible frozen pipes, wrap each uninsulated pipes with foam tubes, which you can purchase from hardware stores. Just simply cut the tube to the length you need and place it around the pipe.
Remove pressure between faucet and ice blockage. To avoid pressure that can build between the faucet and ice blockage on nights when the temperature is below freezing, turn on faucets along the exterior walls.
Fix exterior cracks. Check your home’s foundation and search for cracks or holes. Fill these holes and cracks with spray foam insulation and caulk to stop the cold air from getting into contact with water pipes.
Make sure crawl spaces are sealed. Cover the vents with cuts of cardboard to fit the vent space, then use a duct tape to properly place the cardboard in place. You can also check the basement for cracked windows that could allow cold air to come in which could also make contact with the pipes.
Check for missing insulation around utility doors and fix them to avoid the pipes from freezing.
If in doubt and you think there is an emergency plumbing service Karana Downs, contact a plumber right away.