Yourself And Your Home
As we have
mentioned in the past the cold and freezing temperatures can really affect your
home’s plumbing. These problems can lead to some great repair expenses. Many people know about opening cabinet doors
and letting faucets drip in order to prevent frozen pipes, but there are still
many who do not know how to prevent pipe problems caused by cold weather.
people recommend letting your faucets drip when it is very cold, plumbers know
that this only works for indoor faucets. Outside plumbing is completely
different from indoor plumbing, as the cold temperatures can freeze your pipes. What really happens with outdoor plumbing is
that water freezes so fast it turns into ice cubes and this can cause some
severe damages to your pipes.
to some experts, spending a few dollars on outdoor faucet covers is one of the
best investments that any house owner can make.
These simple methods for protecting your outdoor faucets can save you
hundreds of dollars in repairs and they are also very easy to install.
recommend homeowners to inspect their attic pipes and to see if they are well
insulated. Although, many homeowners are
now choosing hot water recirculation pumps, having well insulated pipes in your
attic can also improve your home’s hot water system, which is very necessary
during the cold winter months.
should be enough to protect your home’s plumbing system from freezing when it
is really cold, but you should also beware of the hot weather months, which
will soon arrive too. Being alert about running water inside your home’s walls
or moisture appearing in unexpected places is one of the things that plumbers
also recommend homeowners to do.
As soon as
the weather starts to heat up, you may start noticing things that are beginning
to unfreeze all over your house. Some
pipes may take a few weeks or months to split, which is why inspecting your plumbing
system every few months is a very smart choice.
So as you
can see, cold temperatures can really be dangerous for your home’s plumbing and
this is why you should always try and prevent these sorts of problems. Try following some of the tips described here
or give All About the Pipes a call and we will be glad to help you solve all of
your plumbing system doubts.