How to Avoid Frozen Pipes

How to Avoid Frozen Pipes

Winter weather can make plumbing pipes to freeze. Possibly because of freezing, pipes could get burst and cause flooding in the home. To avoid frozen pipes, you need to take some steps like—

  • Set the thermostat to the same temperature for both day and night during cold seasons to prevent pipes from freezing.
  • Use pipe insulator to slow down the transfer rate of heat to cold.
  • In winter, always disconnect water hoses that are outside.
  • If the pipelines are in the garage, keep the garage doors close always.
  • Apply heat to the frozen section of the pipe with an electric hair dryer, portable space heater or wrap them with ahot towel.
  • Keep the faucet open to ensure ice melts because of running water.
  • Relocate your exposed pipes so that in future it will never get frozen during winter.
  • Let the water drip in a slow but constant flow from both the hot and cold water faucets in kitchen and bathroom; It relieves built-up water pressure in the pipes by moving water through the pipes if they should freeze.
  • To drain the water, turn off your sprinkler system and blow compressed air through the irrigation lines.
  • Close and weather band external basement windows and doors.
  • Before attempting to thaw out frozen pipes, locate the water main cut-off valve.
  • By following the manufacturer’s instruction, install a heat trace cable to keep a cold pipe from freezing.
  • Use a modern device which utilises an internal water contacting temperature.It will monitor the temperature of the water inside the pipes.
  • Use insulates foam board to protect vast areas
  • If the cabinets are located on exterior walls, make sure to open them to allow inside heat to pipes.