Steps to Take Before a Freeze
It is important for your plumbing to keep one eye or ear out for the weather forecast. Be sure to check before you go on any holiday vacations so that you can have complete peace of mind. If there are going to be any overnight freezes, take these steps:
1) Keep The Heat On – It does save money to lower your thermostat before you leave the house, but it will save even more money to prevent a pipe freeze.
2) Crack Cabinet Doors – Open the doors below kitchen and bathroom sinks to help move warmer air around the pipes. This is especially important if the pipes are coming out of an exterior wall.
3) Leave Faucets Dripping – Perhaps the most well-known tip to avoid frozen pipes is to let faucets drip. If you know which faucet is the furthest from the water main, that sink is really all you need for good circulation.
With the unpredictable storm patterns coming in this year, who knows what kind of icy nights are on the way. Try these tips out, and your chances of dealing with floods, repair expenses and cold showers from broken pipes and water heaters are diminished.
Stay Warm & Happy This Winter
Alco Air takes pride in being a trusted plumber for the Longview, TX area. We can help save you money with professional plumbing advice and service at any time of the year. Call us with questions or service requests at 903-417-0260 .