Preventing Frozen Pipes
Freezing weather is upon us and the risk of freezing and bursting pipes is unfortunately a part of cold weather. Pipes bursting are one of the most common causes of water damage to property costing homeowners thousands of dollars. The most common areas of pipes freezing, or bursting are in the basements, attics, and garages. These areas are unheated and lacking insulation. You will need to be prepared for interior pipes in the cabinets or exterior walls to freeze as well.
Using pipe insulation prior to freezing weather can help avoid the possibility of pipes bursting. This step will avoid extra costs, loss of contents and having to file a claim on your insurance. Some ways to help with prevent frozen pipes are keeping the doors to your garage closed is water supply lines are located there. You can open the kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow heat in. Try keeping your thermostat set on the same temperature instead of adjusting. A considerable number of people travel during the winter months and should leave their heat on in the home at a temperature of no lower than 58 degrees F.
If you plan to prepare for the winter months earlier in the season this can be accomplished by adding insulation to the attic, basements, and your crawl space. The insulation will help maintain a higher temperature. To keep heat in the home be sure to prevent drafts by sealing cracks and openings around the windows.
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