Avoiding Frozen Pipes

What to do to prevent frozen pipes

Frozen Pipes

Prepare home pipes even before the winter. (Photo Credits)

Frozen pipes are definitely an inconvenience for any homeowner. Imagine not having water when needed because the pipes are freezing?

Patch.com shared some tips on how to avoid it. Find a Plumber San Marcos here

“Use an indoor valve to shut off and drain water from pipes leading to outside faucets. This reduces the chance of freezing in the short span of pipe just inside the house. A trickle of hot and cold water might be all it takes to keep your pipes from freezing. Let warm water drip overnight, preferably from a faucet on an outside wall.”

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More ways to avoid freezing Pipes

Martha Stewart also gave her own take on preventing pipes from freezing during the bitter cold months. Check out AceContractor commercial plumbing site View Here 

“The pipes that are most likely to freeze are those that are exposed to extreme cold, such as outdoor hose bibs, swimming pool supply lines, sprinkler system lines, and pipes in unheated areas such as basements, garages, and attics. Pipes that run along exterior walls with no insulation also freeze very easily.”

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Prevention is the answer

Slive.com also shared more preventive measures homeowners can take to ensure their pipes will not freeze come winter time.

“If you plan to be away, drain and shut off your water system (except for indoor sprinkler systems) and have someone check your home daily to make sure the heat is on.

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