High Mark Plumbing is ready to help winterize your plumbing in Burnaby. Even though the summer days are still steamy, nights are starting to be cooler. In many areas, school is back in session, and time is marching inexorably toward the autumn equinox. Now is the time to plan for winterizing your plumbing system.
Winterizing can include checking pipes that have frozen in previous years for leaks or cracks. Check insulation on pipes, and add new insulation if it has become damaged or worn. Mice love that stuff for their nests, and if they can get at it, they can leave gaping holes in your pipe insulation. In one story houses, check house foundations for new holes or cracks where cold air can enter the cavity under your home. Create insulated covers for foundation level vents or screens. At the first sign of frost, detach garden hoses from exterior hydrants and turn off the water going to them. If there is no exterior shut-off, wrap the standpipe well and possibly even construct an insulated box to set over it. If the faucet extrudes from the house wall, the box can be situated to sit snuggly against the house.
High Mark Plumbing is ready to help winterize your plumbing in Burnaby, just call us at (604)945-6060 and we will be glad to help. We can check your pipes, make sure they are well wrapped and advise on the best way to protect outside faucets. It might not seem needful now, but winter is surely on its way. It is so much easier to winterize than to repair after pipes freeze and burst – and a lot easier to work now while the weather is warm, instead of dealing with the winter cold.