Old Man Winter isn’t finished with us yet! HP man is here to remind you that freezing weather can cause plumbing emergencies like frozen pipes. Many people mistakenly believe that frozen pipes are only an issue for those who live in typically colder climates. However that is not always the case. In fact, homes that are in warmer climates tend to be more vulnerable due to the fact that their pipes may not be properly insulated. Our Savannah plumbers want to equip you with three tips to help keep your pipes safe during Old Man Winter’s reign.
Keep the Heat On: If you are leaving your home for an extended period of time make sure that the heat is kept on during your absence. By leaving the heat on you can help prevent your pipes from freezing and possibly bursting. Keeping the heat above 50 degrees Fahrenheit is a good rule while you are gone, as this should provide enough heat to keep the pipes warm and prevent water from freezing.
Allow the Faucet to Drip: If you are worried that one of your pipes might freeze, then a dripping faucet could be any easy solution. Allowing the faucet to slightly drip will help to relieve pressure in the system. A few drips a second or a slight trickle should be enough to keep the pipes from freezing.
Keep Interior Doors Open: Pipes are often located inside or underneath cabinets, and when the temperatures drop it’s a good idea to keep these cabinet doors open. Keeping cabinet doors open will allow the heat from the rest of the house can keep the pipes warm. You will also want to keep all the doors inside of your house open so that heat will flow more easily throughout your home.
With the possibility of more cold weather in the upcoming months, major problems and plumbing emergencies are always a possibility. If you find yourself in a situation where you need quick rescue HP Man is only a phone call away! Our 24/7 plumbing services in Savannah and the surrounding area will be there with lightning fast repairs! Call High Priority Plumbing at 912.373.7707 if Old Man Winter gives you any trouble!