Winter can bring a picturesque landscape, but it also brings the risk of frozen pipes that can turn your cozy home into an icy challenge. Nailed It North Shore is here to guide you through preventing frozen pipes, ensuring a warm and worry-free winter.
1. Insulate Exposed Pipes:
Start by insulating pipes in unheated areas, such as basements, attics, and crawl spaces. Use foam or fiberglass pipe insulation to create a barrier against the cold.
2. Seal Leaks and Cracks:
Check for any gaps or cracks in your home’s exterior that could allow cold air to reach your pipes. Seal these openings with caulk or insulation to keep the warmth in and the cold out.
3. Disconnect and Drain Outdoor Hoses:
Before the winter chill sets in, disconnect and drain your outdoor hoses. Leaving water in them can lead to frozen pipes and potential damage.
4. Let Faucets Drip:
On extremely cold nights, allow faucets to drip slightly. This keeps water flowing, making it less likely to freeze. Focus on faucets connected to pipes along exterior walls.
5. Maintain a Consistent Temperature:
Keep your home heated consistently, especially when temperatures drop significantly. Even a slight increase in the thermostat can make a significant difference in preventing frozen pipes.
6. Open Cabinet Doors:
In areas where pipes are located within cabinets, open the cabinet doors to allow warm air to circulate. This is particularly important in kitchens and bathrooms.
7. Use Heating Tape:
Consider using heating tape on pipes susceptible to freezing. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully and use this as an additional layer of protection.
8. Professional Assistance:
If you’re unsure about preventing frozen pipes or encounter any issues, don’t hesitate to call Nailed It North Shore at (847)-778-8053. Our professional assistance ensures your peace of mind, knowing that your home is in expert hands.
By following these steps and reaching out to Nailed It North Shore when needed, you’ll be well-equipped to face winter without the worry of frozen pipes. Stay warm and cozy all season long!