With the leaves changing colors all around us, it means two things: ‘Pumpkin Spiced’ everything has arrived, and winter is just around the corner. It’s important to prepare your home for the upcoming season before winter starts in order to avoid any problems in the future. One of the most common issue homeowners run into during the winter season is freezing pipes. Check out these tips to prevent your home from running into this problem in the future!
Get Rid Of The Excess
It’s extremely crucial to properly store and take care of the lines leading to your sprinklers and pool. Allowing the water to remain in the pipes, hoses, and pools could potentially damage them when the water inside them freezes and expands during the winter. Draining your pool and the pipes leading to your sprinkler is a crucial step in preparing these channels for the colder winter months. The best way to do this is by sending compressed air through the sprinkler pipes to make sure all the water is cleared out.
Don’t Forget To Insulate
Ensure all areas of your home are ready for the cold, especially those areas of your home that are more susceptible to the cold. Basements, crawl spaces, attics, and other areas that may not be heated should be prepared properly. Insulating the pipes will prevent them from becoming vulnerable when the temperature begins to drop. Look into insulating the faucets you have on the exterior of your home as well. Insulated covers can be purchased to protect the faucets from the cold. You can also shut off the water to these faucets and drain the pipes attached to them to ensure they won’t freeze over.
Keep Your Eyes On The Pipes
The pipes located in cabinets, laundry rooms, basements, and garages should be watched to ensure that all is running smoothly during the winter months. Make sure to open cabinet doors in order to heat the pipes located underneath and keep an eye out for any leaks or signs of damage.
Get Ready For The Winter
If you already notice issues with your plumbing or have questions about how to protect your pipes, contact the experts at Air Group! We are certified plumbers with one of the oldest plumbing licenses in the state of New Jersey. Click here to schedule an appointment or call us at 1-800-545-1020.