Imagine waking up one winter morning, turning on the hot water faucet and… no water comes out.
Not only can frozen pipes be a big inconvenience, but they can also prove to be disastrous if they burst, causing major indoor flooding.
In this article, we’ll cover:
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We’ve compiled some tips to prevent your pipes from freezing this winter:
Walls inside the garage are not always insulated as well as outside walls of your home. Cold outdoor air can freeze exposed pipes in garage walls, which is why we recommend keeping the garage door closed as much as possible.
Shut off the water to outside hose faucets and then open the valves to let all the water out. (If you’re not sure how to do this, a plumber can help.) Then, drain and store your hoses.
Not sure how to prepare your pipes for winter? A plumber can help you properly winterize your outdoor faucets and insulate any pipes in exposed or extra-cold areas.
If you’re going out of town, you’ll also want to follow these tips to avoid frozen pipes:
Already have frozen pipes? Do these 3 things:
Note: If your pipes have already burst, turn off the water supply via the water main valve and contact a professional plumber immediately for help.
To learn more about what to expect when you hire us, visit our frozen pipe repair page.