When the temperatures start to drop, the first thing people do is grab the warm blankets and fluffy sweaters. What homeowners should really be doing is prepping their home’s pipes to avoid having them freeze. Frozen pipes are not only frustrating, but they can be extremely problematic. Frozen pipes can cause structural damage, leave people without access to water, and damage the entire plumbing system in your home.
There are a few DIY plumbing tips people can do each winter to help avoid frozen pipes.
Insulate all Pipes
Wrapping a warm insulated material around the pipes can help prevent the water inside from freezing. Homeowners have a number of insulation options when it comes to their pipes. They can purchase an entire strip of pipe insulator that will keep the pipe warm, or they can wrap it in a cushioned insulated material.
An easy task that homeowners can use to help eliminate the chance for their home pipes to freeze, is to turn on your faucet and allow running water to flow. Doing this regularly will help the pipes continue to run properly and avoid freezing. It is also recommended that you leave your faucet on, even if it is dripping lightly in order to allow water to constantly run thorough them.
In the event that the water in your pipes does freeze, it is important to contact High Mark Plumbing at 604-945-6060 for our plumbing repair in North Vancouver right away .