Tis the season for frozen pipes.
Fall is here, and the temperature is falling fast. While it may not quite be below freezing just yet, it will be soon, and that puts you at risk for frozen pipes in your home. Frozen pipes can present big problems for you, as they make running water inaccessible in your home. If that wasn’t enough, when a pipe freezes, it causes pressure to build up inside of it to the point where it will eventually burst. When that happens, you’ll be left with a lot of damage to clean up, as well as a hefty repair bill.
Take steps to prevent your pipes from freezing.
Frozen pipes can spell big trouble, but luckily, there are many things you can do to prevent them from freezing in the first place:
- Turn the heater on when the temperature dips below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, and keep it on.
- Open cabinet doors to expose your pipes to the warm air.
- Insulate your pipes.
- Disconnect garden hoses and turn out outside spigots.
- Seal any cracks or holes that are leaking air.
Although all of the above steps can go a long way towards preventing your pipes from freezing, if it gets cold enough outside, sometimes they freeze anyway. When that happens, your best bet is to call in your Belleville plumber right away. Here are a few signs of frozen pipes in your home to watch out for.
After the long, hot summer, when the temperature starts to drop, it can feel a lot colder than it actually is because you are so used to the heat. Though it may seem cold enough for your pipes to freeze, they are only at risk of freezing when the temperature falls low enough. Once the temperature drops to 32 degrees Fahrenheit or lower, then it’s time to take steps to prevent pipes from freezing, as well as to be vigilant about inspecting your pipes on a regular basis.
Sign #2. There is frost on your pipes.
The first and most obvious sign that you have a frozen pipe on your hands is the physical presence of frost on your pipes. Of course, not all of the pipes in your home are visible, but you can quickly inspect the ones that are. Take some time to walk through your home and check out any pipes you can see. If you notice any frost on them, it’s a red flag that you have a problem on your hands.
Turn to Culler Plumbing Services for the plumbing services you need.
These are just a couple of signs that you have frozen pipes; to learn about the rest of them, stay tuned to our next blog. In the meantime, take steps to prevent your pipes from freezing by following the above tips and relying on the experts at Culler Plumbing Services. There’s no better plumbing contractors to turn to. We offer affordable rates, professional service and free, no obligation estimates. Get your free estimate online now!