In Toronto, our winters can be brutal. While you’re preparing the rest of your home for snow and ice, don’t neglect your plumbing system. Properly safeguarding your pipes from the freezing cold of winter can help prevent a plumbing emergency and costly repairs.
Here are some things you can do to help stop your pipes from bursting this winter (and ensure access to hot water when you need it the most).
Insulate Your Pipes
The easiest way to help prevent pipes from freezing is to install insulation. An inexpensive and easy way to insulate your pipes is fitting the pipes with foam sleeves. These are lightweight and easily attached with electrical or duct tape. In addition to preventing your pipes from freezing, insulation can help save on energy costs due to the prevention of heat loss.
Allow Your Faucets to Drip
As your local source for emergency plumbing service in Toronto, ON, we’re happy to come to the rescue if your pipes burst. However, we’re always looking for ways to save you time and money. Our customers are often surprised when we tell them that simply letting a small amount of water drip through the faucets can keep iciness at bay (and avoid bursting pipes) during the winter season.
Assess Your Home for Leaks and Cracks
Before the full force of winter is upon us, conduct a thorough inspection of your home to determine if there are air or water leaks.
Not only will you save on heating costs this winter, but you’ll keep outside temperatures away from your pipes and prevent freezing.
Regulate Warm Air in Your Home
Keeping your heat on or a fireplace stoked is the best way to prevent yourself from freezing, but did you know it also helps your pipes? When heat is allowed to circulate through the home by leaving doors and cabinets open, your pipes benefit from the added warmth. This little bit of heat can help prevent freezing pipes that are susceptible to bursting.
Priority Plumbing: Your Local Source for Expert Plumbing
Offering fast, professional frozen pipe repair in Toronto, ON, our team knows how stressful it can be to experience a plumbing emergency. We don’t want it to happen to you. If you need help preparing your pipes for winter, simply give us a call to schedule a plumbing inspection.