As the chill of winter sets in, the last thing you want to deal with is frozen water pipes. A burst pipe due to freezing temperatures can lead to costly repairs and water damage. At ERM Plumbing & Heating, we understand the importance of keeping your water pipes protected and flowing smoothly, even when the mercury dips. Let's discuss some tips and techniques that will help you safeguard your plumbing system.
Protecting your water pipes from freezing is essential, especially during cold winter months. Here are some key steps to prevent freezing:
Water in pipes can freeze when exposed to temperatures at or below 32°F (0°C). However, the freezing point of water can vary depending on factors like water pressure and pipe insulation. Pipes located in unheated areas are most vulnerable.
Yes, pipes in an unheated basement can freeze if the temperature drops low enough. It's important to insulate and protect pipes in unheated spaces to prevent freezing and potential damage.
Turning off the water supply can help prevent pipes from freezing if you plan to be away from home during extremely cold weather. However, it's also essential to drain the water from the pipes to ensure there's no residual water that can freeze.
In most cases, cold water pipes are more likely to freeze before hot water pipes. This is because cold water pipes are usually closer to exterior walls and are exposed to colder temperatures. However, it's essential to protect both hot and cold water pipes to prevent freezing.
Your comfort and peace of mind are our priorities at ERM Plumbing & Heating. If you need assistance in winterizing your plumbing system, have concerns about frozen pipes, or require any plumbing or heating services, don't hesitate to reach out to our experienced team. We specialize in keeping your home's plumbing and heating systems in top condition, providing solutions that stand up to the challenges of winter.
Don't let frozen pipes disrupt your daily life – contact us today, and let's ensure your plumbing remains reliable throughout the winter months. Your satisfaction is our commitment, and we're here to make sure your home stays warm and problem-free.