Prevention is key when protecting your home’s plumbing during the cold winter months. Roto-Rooter offers valuable tips when winterizing your Richmond home to prevent frozen pipes and avoid a potential plumbing emergency.
Even though Richmond winters tend to be fairly mild, the winter months can bring freezing temperatures which is sometimes all it takes for your pipes to freeze. Unprotected plumbing can result in freezing or burst pipes, not to mention costly repairs and water damage. The professional plumbers at Roto-Rooter of Richmond have provided the following simple tips to help secure your home and protect your plumbing from the elements this season:
Maintain Your Home’s Temperature
Maintaining the heat in your home is the first step in protecting your plumbing this winter. These simple tips will help you to keep your home at a consistent temperature throughout the cold weather:
Check your home’s thermostat to make sure it is working properly.
Examine your door and window seals for any cold drafts or escaping air.
Make sure all vents have proper air flow and there are no objects (furniture, rugs etc.) blocking your home’s ventilation system.
Keeping your home at a consistently warm temperature during the winter months will protect your plumbing and prevent against frozen pipes.
Protecting your home’s pipes during the winter can help you to avoid freezes, leaks and bursts. Adding an extra layer of protection on any pipes that are exposed to the elements will keep your plumbing warm and insulated. Simply adding a layer of pink insulation to your pipes will provide the protection they need to prevent freezing. Whether you are interested in doing it yourself or would like to hire one of our plumbing professionals, Roto-Rooter is here to help 24/7 - including holidays when you need us most. Learn more about protecting your plumbing throughout the year with our helpful seasonal plumbing tips.
Let Your Faucets Drip
Sometimes the continuous (small drip) and flow of water is all it takes to keep your pipes from freezing this winter. A consistent flow of water is often enough to prevent the water in your pipes from turning to ice. Opening your home’s faucets relieves the pressure and helps to avoid a potential plumbing emergency including costly leaks or repairs. See Roto-Rooter’s helpful online tips and plumbing basics for more detailed information and helpful videos designed to maximize your plumbing’s efficiency throughout your home.
Call in the Plumbing Professionals
Whether a pipe has burst and needs immediate attention or you are looking for preventative maintenance information to help winterize your plumbing this season, your local Roto-Rooter plumbing professional is here to help. Our simple preventative tips are designed to keep your plumbing working at peak performance, even during the heart of winter. Roto-Rooter is here to assist you with all of your residential plumbing needs.
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