Getting a quality plumbing service is great. We’ve built a business on delivering that high quality service since 1992. Do you know what’s even better? Not needing service at all. With that in mind, there are simple preventative measures you can take during the winter season to protect your plumbing. These aren’t majorly time consuming, and don’t require technical know how. They are simply small steps that can save you money down the road and prevent damage to your home.
Remove Your Hose from the Outside Faucet
If you have a hose hooked up to your outside faucet, detach it and store it at the end of summer. Leaving the hose A hose, attached to an outside faucet, can still have water in it, and when that water freezes, it can create a catastrophic ripple effect. The frozen water inside the hose expands as it freezes. This increases pressure in the rest of your plumbing. It can actually bust an interior pipe in your home, which would not only be major damage to your plumbing system but could do major water damage to your home and belongings.
Insulate Outside Pipes
If you have an unheated outdoor area with plumbing, it is imperative that your pipes be insulated. If not, they could freeze and burst. If you can’t insulate them, leave a faucet dripping
to keep the water moving.
Let Your Tap Run if Power is Lost
In your home, you don’t have to worry as much about the second tip because your home is heated. However, if power is lost by a winter storm or otherwise, be sure to turn your faucets to a drip. This will keep pressure from building up and prevent a pipe from freezing and bursting.
When All Else Fails, Contact Excel Plumbing!
When all else fails, call Excel Plumbing for service and repairs. We are a union contractor with a large staff of 52 high quality plumbers. We are ready to serve all of your residential plumbing needs.