With winter upon us, it’s important to ensure your home plumbing is ready for the cold weather. Taking a few simple steps to winterize your home plumbing can save you time and money by preventing costly water damage or frozen pipes.
Here are five ways to winterize your home plumbing!
When the weather gets really cold, you need to help your pipes stay warm. Wrapping exposed pipes with insulation will help keep them from freezing in extreme temperatures. In addition to insulating your pipes, make sure any gaps around your windows, doors, and other openings are properly sealed off so that cold air won’t reach your pipes.
Be sure to shut off your outdoor faucets before the first freeze of winter hits as this will reduce the chances of the lines freezing over and bursting when temperatures drop too low!
Take some time to check all areas of your home where there may be potential leaks or water damage due to wear and tear — such as in basements, attics, kitchens, and laundry rooms. Inspecting these areas can help prevent serious issues down the line.
If you notice any signs of pipe corrosion or damage, replace them before they cause even more damage. Also, check for old pipes around your home that may need to be properly insulated and replace those as well.
To help warm air circulate around plumbing fixtures in your home, leave the cabinets around your sinks open during cold periods. This will prevent temperatures near the pipes from dropping below freezing.
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