Published on January 8, 2020

How to Winterproof Your Pipes and Home During the Colder Months

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Frozen Pipes

Get ready – without the proper care, a change in weather and temperature can wreak havoc on your plumbing and your pipes. Even if you live in a warmer climate such as Florida, there’s a good chance that you’re going to need to consult with a professional plumber at some point in time during your homeownership. With the transition of the seasons and the weather, it’s always a great time to figure out how to protect your pipes during the colder times of the year.

How to Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing

Did you know that cold temperatures can cause your pipes to freeze, or even worse, burst? And if you’re unaware that there is an issue, a frozen and burst pipe can do a ton of damage to your home. Can you imagine coming home from a week-long vacation only to have your upstairs bathroom flooded and leaking through the ceiling just because an exterior wall plumbing pipe froze and burst, causing endless days of leaking that no one was home to see? And while that can be a worst-case scenario, it’s one that has happened and will likely happen to others in the future.

Monitor the Temperature in Your Home

The main thing to keep in mind during the colder months is that you need to make certain that your home is kept at a warm enough temperature so it doesn’t allow your pipes to freeze. Setting your thermostat to a temperature that you’re comfortable with that will also allow the pipes to stay warm is key to making certain that no water gets frozen inside.

Keep the Water Moving

Also, if you’re worried that your pipes are going to freeze overnight while you’re at home, you can turn on your bathroom or kitchen faucet to have a very slow drip coming through the pipes. This will allow the force and the water to keep the contents moving which will, in turn, make certain that the pipes aren’t going to freeze up.

Call a Professional Plumbing Company

The last thing that you want to deal with during the colder months of the year is having to start a huge remodel project because of leaky pipes. And even though you might have the best and most professional plumbing company in the world, it’s still not a fun task to have to get started.

These simple tips can be a simple way to make certain that your pipes stay thawed when the temperature decides to start dipping lower. You’ll be happy to know that with these tips, you should be able to keep your house safe from any type of broken or frozen pipe issues. Should any plumbing issues arise, if you need a water heater repair, or if you’re in the market for a bathroom remodel, be sure to call Sun Plumbing. Our professional plumbers serve Melbourne, Palm Bay, Viera, and all of Brevard County.

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