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Ways to Prevent Freezing Pipes

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

 

Each winter, unsuspecting homeowners encounter frozen pipes. It doesn't have to be this way! Below are some tips that will help you prevent frozen pipes in your home this season. 

 

Outdoor Plumbing Fixtures

Before we talk about the inside of your home, let's focus on the exterior. Be sure to drain and disconnect your garden hose before the temperature drops below freezing. Failing to do this can actually damage your hose as well as an interior pipe.

 

Exposed Pipes

Pipes that are not protected or insulated are vulnerable to freezing temperatures. You should have all exposed pipes insulated. After all, it's better to be safe than sorry!

 

Insulation

A home that is not insulated properly is also at risk for frozen pipes. Be sure to have adequate insulation installed in your home. This is especially important in unfinished rooms, such as the attic. 

 

If you discover frozen pipes in your home, don't panic. Just turn to the professional plumbers at A.B. May. We offer emergency plumbing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 913-370-4898 for all of your plumbing needs. 

 

Web Source: http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/plumbing/prevent-freezing-pipes/

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