Long after the joy of Christmas and the excitement of a new year have faded, winter has, without a doubt, worn out its welcome. An extended winter season means that your home’s plumbing system is undergoing even more abuse. Today we have some Avon plumbing tips to help you prevent frozen and burst pipes in your Central Indiana home.
Below are some helpful hints for avoiding frozen or burst pipes from the Avon plumbing professionals of Westside Plumbing.
Proper Preparation: At the threat of inclement weather, be sure to familiarize yourself with the current state of your home’s plumbing system. Know where the main shut-off valve is, and check your pipes for any signs of wear. It’s also a good idea to purchase a temporary patch kit in case you need to make any quick fixes before your Avon plumber can permanently correct the problem.
Keep it Running: Want to keep your pipes from freezing when the temperature plummets? Just keep the faucets in your home running. Make sure to have both the hot and cold on, letting the faucet flow at a slow, constant trickle. The conventional wisdom here is that it’s more difficult for water to freeze if it’s moving.
Turn it Off: For the worst-case scenario, or if your home is going to be unoccupied for an extended period of time, you can always just shut off your water. If a pipe freezes and bursts while the water is shut off, only the water left in that pipe will be expelled. This could save you a lot of money on water damage repairs, especially if it’s going to be awhile before you return to your property.
Using these tips should help you to keep your plumbing in perfect working order and avoid expensive water damage repairs and restoration in the future. For assistance with your plumbing no matter the season, contact Westside Plumbing today at (317) 445-8399. Our Avon plumbing experts will be more than happy to put their capable hands to work for you.