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How To Avoid Frozen Pipes

10/9/2020 (Permalink)

How to Keep Your Pipes from Freezing

A home disaster is bad enough however, when several disasters happen all at once, well that’s a nightmare. When your water pipes freeze, not only do you have to call a plumber to repair them but that crack in your pipe can spew up to 250 gallons of water a day, causing flood damage, serious structure damage, and the immediate potential for mold damage.

Household water pipes can freeze quickly due to a sudden drop in temperature, or inadequate insulation surrounding the pipes or too low of a house setting with the thermostats. Fall when the temps are cooling is the perfect time to get your pipes ready and protected from old man winter.

Insulate your water pipes in your crawlspace and in your attic. Exposed pipes are vulnerable, and the more insulation, the better.

  • Use approved and tested insulation products as recommended for either indoors or outdoors and make sure to follow the manufacturers’ instructions.
  • Seal any leaks near or around the pipes. Caulk or insulate electrical wiring outlets, dryer vents, and cabinet pipes to prevent cold air from reaching inside your home. The least little opening during severe cold weather can cause a pipe to freeze.
  • Disconnect garden hoses before winter and if you can drain water from indoor pipes that lead to outside faucets and shut off the valve. This can help prevent that little bit of inside pipe from freezing.

Learn more about insulating hot water pipes and saving energy at home from Energy.gov.

Contact us if you have water or flood damage in Chesapeake at 757-523-9700.

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