Do you feel that frigid winter air? Well, your home’s pipes are affected by it, too.
Plus, they aren’t as resilient as you might think. In fact, pipes that are exposed to the extreme cold can freeze. If this happens, you’ll come face to face with the potential for serious property damage.
Luckily, you can bring your frozen pipe worries in from the cold by turning to Ray The Plumber. Our team will insulate your pipes for their protection—and yours. We’ll also show you how to best winterize your pipes and some other areas of your home to avoid possible disaster.
Because the outside temperature frequently falls below water’s freezing point, frozen pipes are a big concern for homeowners in the winter.
A frozen pipe can prevent you from having access to running water in your home, which is a major inconvenience. But, more importantly, it can cause major damage to your property. That’s because water has the unique property of expanding as it freezes. So, when the water inside of your pipes expands, your pipes are under tremendous pressure, which can build up to the point that it causes the pipes to burst.
There are some pipes that are more vulnerable to freezing than others. They include:
As you can see, it’s crucial you keep your pipes bundled up. Well, our team at Ray The Plumber can help by insulating your water pipes. But there are things you need to do, too!
Proper preparation prevents poor performance. It helps you avoid frozen pipes, too. Here’s how you can protect your pipes for the onset of colder weather before it arrives:
You’ve prepared your pipes for the colder weather, but now it has arrived. Here’s what you can do to keep your pipes warm and your worries on ice:
If you notice frost on your pipes, an odd smell or no water coming out of your faucet, then there’s a good chance it’s because of a frozen pipe. Follow these steps immediately:
However, if your frozen pipe bursts, shut off your water right away and contact us immediately.
From preparing your pipes for the colder weather to de-winterizing them, Ray The Plumber is here to help. Fill out our online form or call us at 1.877.CALL.RAY today!