Hubb Plumbing of Snellville would like to offer you a few to tips to help you avoid frozen pipes this winter season in Snellville. It can happen quite easily especially to the new homeowner who isn’t familiar with their home’s issues. Because while your new home may look pretty on paper and the day you invite the inspector over, the real day to day idiosyncrasies aren’t apparent until you live in her.
- Before the onset of cold weather make sure that your pipes are properly insulated. This can be done by yourself with a couple of trips to Home Depot. Because no project gets done on one trip. What you are prepping are the pipes that are exposed are the most vulnerable to freezing. One idea that is dead simple but really works is to leave your cabinets open under sinks and appliance areas so that the warmer air can aid in preventing the non-insulated pipes from freezing. We especially encourage this for pipes that are close to outside walls.
- During extreme weather conditions it is best to keep the thermostat set at the same temperature during the day and at night. Your indoor temperature needs to be moderate. If it is dead cold outside your pipes don’t need to be frozen inside too. Don’t forget that if you are traveling and will be away it is best to leave the thermostat set at no lower than 56° F.
- Finally, we encourage you to keep your water running. It’s best to keep a steady drip going so that the pressure doesn’t build up. That steady drip makes all the difference. If you have difficult spouse that can’t handle it, give them a sweet pat on the head and a pair of earplugs. The best pipe to leave running is the one that comes of the main one of an outside wall. By allowing the water to drip this will prevent water from being stagnant inside the pipes and freezing.
If you believe that you have frozen pipes, shut off the main water supply and give us a call!
As always we at Hubb Plumbing are here for you and are happy to help with all of your plumbing needs!