Are you prepared for the coming cold weather? Damage from burst or damaged pipes can potentially cost you thousands of dollars. Fortunately, our residential plumbers have some recommendations that can help you prevent a plumbing catastrophe.
Have Our Residential Plumbers Check for Leaks
For drips, you must inspect and check your outdoor faucets – also known as spigots or hose bibs. If you find any leaks, you must call us today to make any necessary repairs before the temperature drops to freezing, causing even more damage.
Disconnect Outdoor Hoses
If water is left inside of a hose, it can freeze and expand, which can cause the pipes leading into your home to burst. Therefore, it’s vital that before temperatures start dropping, you remove any houses and turn off exterior faucets and sprinkler systems.
Keep Your House Warm
By keeping your thermostat set to twenty degrees or higher, especially when you’re not home, you can help keep your pipes warm and stop them from freezing. In addition, it’s recommended that you leave your kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors open to permit warm air to circulate around your plumbing.
Freezing temperatures can have a potentially disastrous effect on your plumbing. These tips should help you avoid these issues so that you don’t have to face the consequences of a frozen pipe. If you need to check for leaks or have any questions about caring for your plumbing in winter, then Quicker Rooter’s residential plumbers can help!