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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

Our winters in Salt Lake City, UT aren’t as cold as they are elsewhere in the country, but that doesn’t mean they don’t get cold. And when it comes to your plumbing, that can lead to a very serious problem: frozen pipes. Water expands when it freezes, and it can be amazingly strong. Frozen water in your pipes means a good chance that the pipes will burst: causing damage to your property and leaving a huge mess behind. A good plumber can help repair that damage, but better than that is finding ways to prevent frozen pipes in the first place There are concrete steps you can take right now to protect your plumbing. The sooner you act on them, the safer your pipes will be.

  • Drain Your Pipes. Before the snows start to fall, turn off your water system, then turn on all the outdoor outlets – sprinklers, drain systems, etc. – as well as emptying out garden hoses and coiling them up. It will prevent freezing during the winter. Never put antifreeze in your pipes: it’s poisonous to animals and will kill your plants. If you can keep the water valves closed to your outside plumbing then do so. Otherwise, refrain from running outdoor plumbing until spring.
  • Run Water at a Trickle. During the winter get into the habit of leaving a little trickle of water running on every outlet. It may seem like it’s wasteful, but the running water will prevent freezing and spare you extra damage.
  • Insulate Your Pipes. Pipe insulation is a great way to protect your pipes from freezing, especially if they’re on an outside wall next to the cold air. A trained plumber can install pipe insulation in your home for you.

For more on how to prevent frozen pipes, give At Your Service a call today!

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