Frozen pipes are one of the worst things that can happen in a home during the cold of winter. Not only does a frozen pipe disrupt the home’s plumbing system, it can also cause water damage to the items in your home. One of the best ways to prevent frozen pipes is to perform a few maintenance steps before cold weather strikes. At Reeves Family Plumbing, we want to help you prevent disaster before it strikes, but we are also here to quickly repair your pipes and plumbing if they do happen to freeze.
Preventing frozen pipes isn’t difficult and a bit of prevention could save you thousands of dollars in damages. Here are some things you can do to prevent your pipes from freezing:
- Never turn off your heat completely. Even if you are just going away for a long weekend, make sure to keep your thermostat on. A brief cold snap could spell trouble for your pipes if your house is unheated.
- Open the doors of cabinets under sinks and other areas where pipes are exposed. This allows warm air from your house to circulate over these pipes.
- Drain water from any pipes that aren’t regularly in use during the winter. For example, outside sprinkler systems and hoses should be completely empty of water so that they don’t freeze over.
- Insulate or wrap all exposed pipes, especially those in cold areas like the attic or basement.
- Check all of your pipes for leaks and repair them if necessary. Pipe leaks can let cold air into the pipes and facilitate a freeze.
If your pipes do freeze, it’s important to contact a plumber right away to assess and fix the damage. We at Reeves Family Plumbing are your local Coppell pipe repair company, and we stand by our work. For any pipe or plumbing problem, give us a call today at 972-247-3763.