Winter is a great time of the year that affords you opportunities only available during these cold, snowy days. Unfortunately, winter also brings with it a number of problems that are also unique to this time of year. One such problem is dealing with the occurrence of frozen pipes in your Allentown, PA home. Of course, the best way to deal with this problem is to prevent it from happening in the first place.
Frozen pipes are not only inconvenient to your day to day life and chores. They can actually cause serious property damage as a result of burst pipes and water leaks. Here are some tips from the plumbing experts at Resolve Rooter to help you avoid dealing with these issues in your home.
One of the most common ways in which homeowners keep their pipes from freezing is to keep a trickle of hot water running through their pipes at all times. This is a great trick. However, this alone is not enough to prevent problems.
You may also want to disconnect all outdoor hoses and sprinklers. Even if the water is off there is likely still some water in the pipes and the hoses themselves. If you can locate an indoor valve that feeds these outdoor fixtures go ahead and close it off.
Insulating your pipes is another great step you can take to prevent them from freezing. It is simple, affordable and can save you a serious headache. If you are unsure of what material to use when doing so or how to proceed with the insulating, simply contact a professional service provider for help.
In the event that your pipes do freeze, leave the faucets open and call a professional plumber immediately. If the pipes have already been compromised shut off the water to the house. Never attempt to thaw your pipes with a blowtorch or other open flame. This just creates another needless opportunity for property damage. Contact Resolve Rooter to have the situation resolved. We’ll make sure that the water is flowing freely through your Allentown, PA home again in no time.