Frozen pipes in the winter can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare, but it doesn’t have to be. North Arundel Contracting provides emergency services to homeowners who are experiencing frozen pipes in the winter. We are committed to every project that we take on and are highly experienced in dealing with frozen pipes and water damage. If you’re looking to avoid frozen pipes this winter, there are a few simple precautionary steps that you can take to prevent your pipes from freezing and causing subsequent water damage. Here’s what you need to know about frozen pipes in the wintertime.
Avoid Frozen Pipes By Ensuring Your Home’s Temperature is Regulated
Even if you’re flying to Florida for the winter, your home needs to remain at a regulated temperature that rests above 65 degrees to ensure your pipes don’t freeze and burst. It may seem tempting to turn off your heat completely all winter long in an effort to save money on energy bills, but doing so could be extremely detrimental to your house and cause irreparable damage. By keeping your household set at a regular temperature that rests above 65 degrees, even if you’re on vacation, you can help prevent your pipes from freezing.
Keep Pipes in Unheated Areas Insulated
Do you have pipes in unheated areas? If so, you should keep them properly insulated to protect them. You can wrap these pipes in insulation purchased from a home improvement store to help protect them during colder, snowy months. The insulation can serve as a protective barrier from colder weather, particularly in the outdoors. You might also want to consider additional sources of insulation for any pipes that are in unheated areas for an extra layer of protection.
Remove and Store Outside Hoses
Did you know that the most commonplace for a frozen pipe is typically on the exterior of your house? Exterior sources of water, like an outdoor faucet attached to a hose, is more prone to freezing due to extreme temperature shifts that occur in the winter. By removing and storing outside hoses and also closing off your water valve outside, you can potentially protect your house from a frozen pipe this winter. However, if a frozen pipe happens despite your attempts to protect against it, contact North Arundel Contracting for our emergency services to address your frozen pipes.
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