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No matter if you have a house or commercial business, you need to disconnect your outdoor hoses! What’s so important about the outdoor hoses? Well, for one they are connected to a pipe in the exterior wall, which leads to the rest of the plumbing system. By disconnecting the hoses you can lower the risks of water freezing in the pipes.
If you have a crawl space in your house or building, it’s always a good precaution to get in there and check for any leaks or vents that are open to the pipes. You can easily call a professional plumber to fix cracked pipes, and you can close the vents yourself to keep the cold air from reaching the piping.
If possible, opening cabinet doors under the sink in the kitchen or bathroom can also help in preventing frozen pipes. You may think it sounds absurd, but in truth, if warm air flow from your heating system can reach the indoor pipes of your plumbing, then it keeps them from getting cold! Of course, it’s not the same as heating the pipes with a hair dryer, but it’s nonetheless proven effective.
As much as you may think it seems silly, pipes can easily be insulated! You can insulate the pipes yourself or even have it professionally done at an affordable rate. Think of insulating your pipes as you would insulate your house. It protects your home or business from harsh temperatures doesn’t it?
After an active summer season, you may not realize how much you used your indoor or outdoor plumbing. Your water lines are bound to have excess water in them and when temperatures drop, that water is going to freeze. Before winter sets in, take a moment to drain your all your water lines to avoid frozen pipes!
Our plumbers are fully licensed and highly experienced on insulating pipes, inspecting crawl spaces, and many other plumbing services. We know a thing or two about preventing and repairing frozen pipes. If you have any questions or would like a free quote on our plumbing services, contact Advanced Professional today!