During harsh winter months, water tends to build up and freeze in pipes, causing them to burst. In turn, this could lead to serious damage to your home and end up costing you down the road. There are some steps you can take to help prevent pipes from bursting.
How to Prevent Frozen Pipes
Before the winter season hits, make sure to drain pools and sprinklers to help avoid water from freezing in hard to reach pipes. Additionally, avoid putting antifreeze into the water lines unless directed due to it being environmentally harmful and dangerous. Hoses should be drained and removed while keeping outside valve open to allow any water to drain out. Additionally, look around the house were any pipes are located and make sure they are insulted to avoid a pipe bursting causing your home to flood.
A sign that a pipe has frozen is trickling water. If you find a pipe has frozen, simply apply heat to the pipe using a heating pad or blow dryer. Continue this process throughout the pipe until your water has returned to its normal running pressure.
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