As you know, cold temperatures can cause costly damages to your home, especially frozen pipes.  When the weather gets really cold, it is not uncommon for water pipes to freeze and cause some major problems within your plumbing system.  In this blog post, you will learn nine ways that you can prevent your home’s water pipes from freezing this winter and how easy it is to keep them working perfectly.

Prevent Your Water Pipes From Freezing With These Ten Steps:

 

  • 1. Try not to turn your home’s heat down when the temperatures go down, even if there is nobody home, during the cold season. 
  • 2.       Try opening your kitchen’s cabinets so warm air can get inside and thus keep your home a lot warmer.  
  • 3. Try looking at your home’s foundation and crawling spaces, as there might be a cold-air leak blocking them. This can help to prevent your water pipes from freezing. 
  • 4. If you have windows in your basement, make sure they are not broken or have any cracks.  If they do have cracks or are broken, fix them as soon as possible, as this will also prevent cold air from coming into your home and it will help to keep everything a lot warmer. 
  • 5. Check your basement’s doors and windows, and make sure that they close as they should.  No cold air should be able to get through the small spaces in your doors or windows.
  • 6. Check your water meter’s valves and make sure that they work correctly and are closed properly. 
  • 7. Make sure that your walls and ceilings do not have any cracks in them. 
  • 8. Try insulating your pipes before the next cold temperature arrives to stop them from freezing without having to spend a lot of money at all. 
  • 9. Install a circulator in your water heater, so it can pump water through your pipes and keep them warmer all of the time. 
  • 10. Make sure that there are no leaks in any pipe, as this can make them freeze very quickly.

 

So, if you have had problems with water pipes freezing in your home in the past, you should try these simple ten steps, to prevent this from happening again.  As you can see, there are many ways to stop your home’s water pipes from freezing and this will save you tons of money in repairs.  You will also be able to have hot water, during the cold temperature days and this will surely help you, to have a comfier winter.