Connecticut residents are in the midst of another winter season and as temperatures begin to drop into the single digits, it is important to take some preventative measures to ensure that your plumbing pipes do not freeze and burst. Frozen and bursting pipes can cause a significant amount of damages to the walls, floors, ceilings, carpets, and possessions within your home. The tiniest crack in your piping can cause enough leaking water to flood your residence or commercial facility, which could potentially require you to pay vast amounts of money for flood damage restoration services. It is crucial that you take the necessary steps to ensure that your pipes do not freeze.
The CT plumbing professionals at Schede Plumbing and Heating have compiled a list of proactive measures that you can take to protect your home this winter season. By following these basic steps, you can potentially save a fortune on home repair costs.
- Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.
- Insulate and heat the drain lines in crawl spaces and cold basements
- Insulate all water pipes from cold moving air and keep them dry.
- Look for air leaks around electrical wiring, dryer vents, and pipes, and use caulk or insulation to keep the cold out.
- Open kitchen and bathroom cabinets to allow warm air to circulate around water pipes.
- If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat set to a temperature no lower than 55ºF.
- Disconnect garden hoses by using the indoor valve to shut off and drain water from pipes leading to outside faucets./li>
If you suspect that your pipes have frozen, you may still have the opportunity to save them from cracking before they thaw out as temperatures begin to rise. You can perform the following measures to ensure that your frozen pipes do not burst and cause water damage to your home or commercial facility.
- Turn off the main water supply and place your water taps into the on position.
- You should distance any objects of value that could potentially be damaged from the frozen pipe.
If your pipes have become frozen and cracked due to the cold temperatures, Schede Plumbing and Heating of Stamford, CT can repair or replace your pipes and perform water damage restoration services. Contact Fairfield County’s leader in repairing frozen pipes today at 203-969-2299 and minimize the damages to your home or commercial facility.
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