Winterizing your home is particularly important if you intend to travel for the holidays.
News 13’s spoke with a plumber about ways to ensure your pipes won’t freeze while you’re gone for the holidays.
We’re currently expecting temperatures to drop, so if we aren’t prepared we could experience damage to our 24, later this week.
Daniel Cisneros out of Sam’s Pluming commented, “Certainly something that a lot of people kind of neglect to do is winterizing your dwelling. Nevertheless, it’s actually important to take care of.”
Winterizing your home takes time, however, there are.
Home owner Carol Hawkey commented, “Be sure there is heating tape set up insulation round skirting on almost any trailers. Making sure exterior valves are closed off.”
Christmas can mean vacation travel leaves homes vacant for a few days.
The best thing to do is to make sure all heating systems are working and all pipes are coated.
The best way to be sure the job is completed properly, employ professionals.
“We use a special sort of anti-freeze in all p-trap drains. And we shut off all water and we generally blow out most systems.”
There are loads of tricks to help keep your drain pipes.
One approach to make sure that your pipes do not freeze on your sink is to keep cupboard doors shut so it permits heat flow to go directly to the plumbing if you’re considering going on vacation.
Another idea is to keep a steady flow of hot and cold water as you’re gone flowing.
However, more measures are required by longer holidays.
“Single home, I would recommend if you’re likely to be gone for a while call the town and ask them to shut off the water at the road.”
If a pipe breaks, the harms are not costly.
“It can cost you a lot of money. I have seen entire furnished basements only destroyed due to one little pipe.”
A couple hours of prep now, could save you a headache and a great deal of cash.