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  • Writer's pictureJesse Gonzalez

Cold Weather Plumbing Tips to Keep Your Home Comfortable all Winter



If you live in an area that experiences cold winters, the last thing you want is to wake up to a freezing house. The best way to protect your home from cold weather plumbing issues is by taking proactive steps before temperatures drop. Here are some useful tips for keeping your home comfortable all winter:


1. Install insulation on exposed pipes. Wrapping exposed pipes with foam insulation can help prevent them from freezing and bursting during extreme cold temperatures. Be sure to inspect all parts of the pipe - including joints and elbows – for complete protection.


2. Set your thermostat correctly. During the colder months, it’s important to set the thermostat at least 10-15 degrees above what the outdoor temperature is so that your pipes don’t freeze.


3. Make sure all of your drains are cleared and sealed. Clogged drains can cause a buildup of water pressure in the pipes, which could lead to a burst pipe if not addressed in time. To prevent this from happening, it’s important to make sure that all of your drains are completely cleared and sealed off with caulk or expanding foam.


4. Keep an eye out for any signs of freezing. If you notice any discoloration on the walls or ceilings around your plumbing system, it may be an indication that your pipes have frozen and need to be thawed as soon as possible before they burst completely. You should also pay close attention to any strange noises coming from the pipes, as this is also an indication of frozen plumbing.


By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your home’s plumbing system stays intact and running smoothly throughout the winter season. Don’t forget to call a reliable plumber if you ever notice any signs of a potential problem so it can be taken care of right away! Good luck and stay warm!


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