Nightly temperatures are set to keep dropping, and Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Electric have do’s and don’ts when your pipes freeze. Pipes that freeze are more frequently exposed to severe colds, such as hose bibs, sprinkler lines, pipes that run along the exterior walls with little insulation, and crawl spaces, attics, and garages. Our highly skilled and professional team of plumbing experts has assembled do’s to prevent your pipes from freezing and what not to do if they do freeze.
Keep your home’s temperature set no lower than 55°F.
Install insulation around your pipes or install pipe sleeves.
Let your faucets drip. You can read about when to do that and why it works here.
Remove and drain the hoses attached to your hose bibs.
Add a small room heater positioned away from potential fire hazards in those rooms or areas. Remember never to leave them unattended.
Don’t put heating tape around your pipes; it can cause a home fire.
Like a blowtorch or heat gun, don’t use excessive heat to keep your pipes from freezing, it can cause the pipes to burst!
Safeguarding your home from frozen pipes is worth your time. One of the most disruptive events is frozen and then burst water pipe in your home. Fortunately, Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Electric has a 24/7 response team that can help if something happens after regular business hours. You can visit our plumbing page here for more information regarding our plumbing services.