How To Prevent Frozen Pipes In Your Home or Office

freezing_temps.jpgWinter is here and freezing temperatures can freeze pipes in your home or office. A frozen pipe can lead to costly damages. It is important to be proactive and protect your home before the temperatures drop.

It is crucial that you be aware of the location of all pipes or plumbing in your home or office building. If a pipe or any other type of plumbing is exposed on an exterior wall then these materials could be at a greater risk for freezing.

Take action before the temperatures drop:

  1. As part of your regular seasonal maintenance, garden hoses should be disconnected, drained and stored before the first hard freeze.
  2. Plumbing pipes in unheated areas: attic, crawl space and garage are at a risk of freezing.

It is recommended that foam pipe insulation be added to insulate these pipes.

If you are planning to be away for an extended period of time in the winter then additional preventative measures must be taken to protect your home or office from frozen pipes.

  1. Keep the heating on and set to a temperature of no lower than 55 degrees.
  2. Shut off the main water supply and drain the system by opening all faucets and flushing the toilets.

Contact Reese Services today if you need help with insulating your attic or crawl space. We offer spray foam insulation to add extra insulation to areas like crawlspace, attics, garages and bonus rooms.