Prevent a Burst Pipe in Your Home
Look, folks, if you live in cold climates like North Dakota, Minnesota and places like Montana, remember what your mother told you every time the temperatures dropped near or below the freezing mark!
“Make sure to drip the faucets.” Well, mom is right. Unless you want to spend your winter living in a cheap local motel.
Old Pipes Can Freeze Easier
Surely mom learned her lesson from her local plumbing company who reminded her year after year, that freezing cold weather can destroy pipes; especially if they are older pipes.
Of course, leaving a faucet open during this freezing time of the year, can help prevent your pipes from bursting.
That said, here is the question. How many faucets do you need to leave open with that annoying drip, drip, drip?
And do you know which faucets are the most affected when it comes to frozen pipes? Well, your plumber knows and that’s the major reason why you need to make contact with them to handle the situation before it becomes a “situation.”
Insulate Your Pipes
Your plumber can insulate pipes in your Little Rock home. Ergo, by keeping your water warmer, you’ll reduce the amount of energy needed to heat your water during cold, winter months.
Place an Insulated Dome on Outdoor Faucets
No, you’re not reading a Stephen King novel by that name. Placing an insulating dome or other effective type of covering on outdoor faucets and spigots, will reduce any likelihood of any of your valuable pipes expanding leading to a monolithic burst.
Look, people, common sense should tell you that the damages and expenses involved in your Little Rock home water pipes bursting due to excessive freezing can become one of the biggest and most expensive headaches in your lifetime. So, unless you contact your local plumber to check things out, don’t go crying to them saying:
“Why did this happen?” On the other hand, you can help your plumbing company by being cognizant of the basic concepts of your plumbing system. And as the temps change, you should check to see if you have any leaks.
So, here are a few precautions from your friendly plumber to consider to help keep your pipes from freezing and bursting:
- Keep one or two faucets running very slowly.
- Try to keep warm air directed to the pipes in colder areas of your home. And you can start in the basement.
- Leave cabinet doors open allowing warm air into the cabinets.
SEEK and SEAL Leaks!
Avoid a costly pipe burst with these key tips! Call Arrow Plumbing at (501) 753-3838 for repairs in your Little Rock, AR home.