The cold weather does more than just threaten your personal comfort. It can cause damage to your property as well. A frozen pipe can occur anywhere in or around your house as long as temperatures reach below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
Frozen pipes build up pressure that can lead to the pipe's rupture. If this happens, severe water damage can occur as a result. Moreover, once the ice thaws within the pipes, it can start to flood. You need to know how to prevent frozen pipes.
If you suspect that one of your pipes is frozen, identify it, and immediately apply some sort of heat source on it. Some people use electric heaters, and other people just use a hair dryer until the water thaws.
If you are leaving for a trip, make sure you shut off the main water line, and let the remaining water drain out of the pipes. To let the water drain, you need to make sure each faucet is open, and let the water out until it is fully drained.
Additionally, as an extra safeguard, you may want to consider leaving the heat on while you are away. Sixty-three degrees should be ideal while you are away. You might not save much money on your electric bill, but it is better to be safe than sorry.
Now that you know how to prevent frozen pipes, make sure you take care of your home. Ignoring this problem and pretending that it is not a huge concern can lead to devastating results.
For any further questions or frozen pipe emergency repairs, contact Johns Plumbing.
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