Frozen pipe season will be here before you know it. Indeed, being prepared ahead of time can make all the difference when it comes to those frigid temperatures that are sure to show up in the winter months. Frozen pipes can be more likely to happen and more harmful to your home than you might expect. They are bound to burst — which can lead to costly and disastrous repairs, and ultimately, there is little worse than a flooded home during winter. Here are some of the best tips and tricks for preventing frozen pipes that would cause a big mess in your home.
Preventing Your Pipes From Freezing
The first way to prevent a flood in your home during the winter is to protect the water pipes from freezing. Frozen pipes burst due to the compressed air inside of them at low temperatures, but you can avoid this from happening even if your power goes out. One of the handiest and easiest methods of preventing frozen pipes is to wrap a water pipe insulation sleeve around it; they are easy to acquire and easy to apply.
Always Keep Your Garage Door Secure And Closed
Even so, there is no denying that you’ll want to keep your home as warm as possible as the temperatures begin to drop as well. In fact, ensuring that your garage door is always closed will help to keep the heat trapped inside — which is great for your pipes. Trapping heat in your home is a wonderful way to heat your pipes and avoid the freezing process from ever starting. If you have any exposed pipes, especially close to your garage, it is important to keep your garage door securely closed to ensure that those pipes will never freeze over.
At the end of the day, a frozen pipe can lead to a world of problems for your home. Don’t let things get to that point, and take all the preventative measures and precautions you can to help keep your home safe during the winter months.
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