During the winter, you are mainly preoccupied with maintaining your heating system. Your plumbing system may not be at the forefront of your mind. Your plumbing system is vulnerable to frozen pipes in the winter. No homeowner wants to deal with frozen pipes–especially when they burst and cause water damage in your home. Below are some steps you can take to prevent frozen pipes.
- When the mercury dips below freezing, let water drip from the faucets. The movement of the water prevents it from freezing.
- A lot of homes have water supply lines in the garage. If this is the case in your home, keep the garage doors closed. This will prevent cold air from making direct contact with your water supply lines.
- Set the thermostat to a temperature that is comfortable in the daytime and also at night. Lowering the temperature at night could result in frozen pipes.
- If you are jetting off for a extended period of time this winter, set your thermostat to 55 degrees F. If you set the thermostat any lower, you might come home to frozen pipes.
At Lancaster Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, we understand that accidents happen. We make ourselves available 24 hours a day because we are dedicated to the comfort and safety of Lancaster residents. Call 717-207-8198 for all your plumbing needs.
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