There are a few essential tips for preventing frozen pipes that need to be taken each year to prevent any possible frozen pipes and eventually water damage to our property.
Tip #1: shut off the outdoor hose
In the fall or as early as you can remember, make sure you shut off the outdoor hose from inside of the house or property. To make sure there will not be any water sitting inside the hose to cause freezing the pipes and bursting
Frozen pipes are a common concern when the temperatures drop in winter as they can cause costly water damage water damage to your home or property.
Tip #2: Do not turn off the heat when away
If you are going away during the winter months, keep your heat on at a steady normal temperature from 20-23 degrees Celsius to prevent any frozen pipes, causing water damage. Each year we get a few water damages due to this kind of mistake, turning off the heat completely, to save heat, but end up with thousands of dollars with water damage costs.
Tip#3: Open cabinets of the kitchen and bathroom areas
Occasionally opening your bathroom and kitchen cabinets allow for warm air to circulate around the plumbing, thus preventing pressure build-up and pipes freezing.
Tip#4: Keep the thermostat at a consistent temperature
One of the best ways to prevent frozen pipes is to keep your thermostat set to the same temperature throughout the day and night. Although many tend to lower the temperature at night, it can expose you to blockages causing major pipe issues.
Tip#5: Let faucets in bathrooms and kitchen drip if not used frequently
If you have few faucets and showers at home that you do not use frequently during winter cold days, try to use them or let faucets drip frequently, if you are concerned about freezing pipes during very cold days. Running water carries more energy than standing water and the friction created by a constant flow produces small amounts of heat, making it harder for pipes to freeze.
In the case that you ever do experience frozen pipes. If you still run into trouble with frozen pipes, causing water damage, 5 Star Cleaning 5 Star water damage Restoration crew will be available to help 24/7 anywhere in GTA and Toronto in both residential and commercial areas.
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Source by: 5 Star Cleaning Team