How To Prevent Frozen
Pipes During Winter
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Frozen pipes happen when pipes are
exposed to severe cold. If you are afraid of
your pipes freezing and bursting, here is
how you can prevent it from happening.
Freezing and bursting pipes are caused by
freezing weather. To prevent expensive
repairs, you must know how to thaw
frozen pipes and prevent them from
happening. This video will help you learn
what to do and when.
During the coldest time of year, every
homeowner begins to protect their
house from the cold. Bursting and
freezing pipes are common during this
type of weather. Frozen pipes are the
most expensive cause of property
damage during the winter season.
It can also lead to water damage that
requires costly repairs. Did you know
that houses located in warmer climates
are more vulnerable to frozen pipes?
This vulnerability is because pipes from
homes that are not used to cold weather
are not adequately insulated and
protected from low temperatures.
Fortunately, there are ways to prevent
frozen pipes and ice blockages that can
cause more problems than you imagine.
Here are six tips you need if you want to
prevent and thaw frozen pipes:
1. Keep the Heat On
If you plan to leave your home for an
extended period, don't forget to keep on the
heat. Whether you are going on vacation or
just visiting a loved one, it is essential that
you leave the heat on whenever you are
away. Keeping the heat on is the best way
to protect your pipes from cold weather.
Although leaving the heat on while you're
away may seem like a bad idea because it
may cause an increase in your electricity
bill, it will be much cheaper compared to
the cost you will have to pay when your
pipes freeze and burst.
Remember that the heat does not
necessarily need to be kept as high as is
typical. Just set the temperature
somewhere above 50 degrees Fahrenheit,
and you will provide enough heat to
prevent the water in your pipes from
2. Let the Faucet Drip
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