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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

March 2nd, 2015

One of the most common plumbing problems we face as a heating company is frozen pipes. Often in extreme low temperatures, water pipes in a building’s plumbing system will freeze over, halting all running water. This problem causes a major living discomfort, since water is used to shower, cook, and do laundry. We at Guaranteed Plumbing & Heating, Inc. have responded to various emergencies that dealt with frozen pipes. It makes us feel accomplished when we get our customer’s pipes thawed and water system working normal again. If you ever experience a frozen pipe issue, give us a call and we will arrive promptly to assess the situation.

 

There are a variety of techniques that homeowners and business owners can use to avoid their pipes from freezing. Performing these few winter tips will help save you time and money by preventing possible pipe damage. We’ve seen a few frozen pipes burst from the expansion of water within the material. We highly suggest making sure your building’s pipes are properly maintained, especially in cold weather.

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Drain

If you have a swimming pool or a sprinkler system, make sure you drain the water from all of their supply lines.

 

Insulate

There are a few items specifically designed to keep your pipes warmer, such as a “pipe sleeve” or a “heat cable”. You can opt to apply heat tape to the pipes to protect them from freezing.

 

Take Care of Hoses

Getting rid of all water within your building’s hoses will minimize water inside the pipe system. Outdoor hoses should be drained, removed, and stored away.

 

No Antifreeze

Never put antifreeze in any of your pipe systems because it can leak out and harm the environment.

 

Examine

It is a good idea to check your household supply lines, know where they are located, and whether they are placed in unheated areas. If the pipes are exposed to cold temperatures, consider insulating them or take a note of them in case they do freeze, so you can have them repaired quickly.

 

If you need any plumbing service performed such as thawing out frozen pipes, don’t hesitate to contact us today at Guaranteed Plumbing & Heating, Inc.!

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