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How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing this Season

Frozen pipes could turn into quite a disaster for your plumbing system. Of course, you may not have any water coming into your faucets and fixtures. Also, the freezing and thawing of pipes is problematic because water expands as it freezes. As water freezes in the pipes, the pipes could burst.

This is something you want to prevent in any way you can. Follow our tips on preventing pipes from freezing, and call our helpful team for more information.

Winterize Outdoor Faucets

In colder climates, it’s essential to winterize the outdoor faucets so that you don’t have to deal with problems in the spring. Disconnect hoses, drain them as completely as possible, and store them away. Shut off the water to the outdoors using the designated shut-off valve, and keep the outdoor faucets open throughout the season.

Vacation Preparation for Your Pipes

Going on a trip and want to save some money? Turn the temperature down, but don’t shut off the heat completely. Open up doors and cabinets to make sure heat can still reach any exposed section of piping. Leave faucets dripping slightly so that water still runs through the pipes.

If you’re going on vacation for an extended period of time, you may want to shut off the water completely. Open up faucets and let the water drain out so that water within the pipes cannot freeze, and keep the faucets open while you are away.

Add Insulation

Insulate piping using designated materials to wrap around exposed sections of pipe. Pipe sleeves are designed specifically for this purpose and can be found at many local stores, or a Max Sr & Paul Schoenwalder to insulate your water lines. If there is a problem area of your plumbing, you may choose to use electric heating cable for added peace of mind.

Call the local plumbers in Union, NJ at Max Sr & Paul Schoenwalder Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, A Corp. We have been family owned and operated for over 104 years!

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