It is currently november, and winter is about to go into full swing, which means one thing, it is going to be cold ! oh so very cold! As winter arrives the temperature is going to drop and the water coming out of your pipes in going to get colder. When it gets colder you could start having problems with your pipes, the number one problem that you don’t want to have is a burst pipe. You absolutely do not want a burst pipe in your home. There are several things that you can do to help prevent a possible frozen pipe in your home. Try to leave your cabinet doors open so that more warm air and flow around the pipes. Try to heat areas in your home where you know that pipes run through. Often, some homeowners will put space heaters in unoccupied rooms to maintain temperature in their pipes.
If for some reason you do end up experiencing a burst pipe in your home, your next best decision is to call a plumber to help you fix the problem, but hopefully it doesn’t have to get that far.
That means that the plumbing is about to feel the cold. And if you’ve put off doing the work on your plumbing with the warm weather, you may have a problem.
The winds of change were blowing – no make that howling – in Southern Colorado Monday.
When the thermometer goes down, the number of calls to plumbing and heating companies goes up.
Scott Martinez of Olson Heating and Plumbing in Colorado Springs said, “this is the beginning of several (cold snaps) we imagine here in Colorado Springs.
If you’re not careful, you could find yourself looking for replacement pipes – along with a lot of other people.
But there are ways to avoid pipe troubles. Running your faucets is one.
“Just less than a pencil….as big as a pencil. If you let that much water stream all night you might cost yourself a few bucks but it will definitely be cheaper than the plumber coming out the next day doing a repair,” said Martinez.
And there’s another way to help keep your pipes from freezing.
“Opening up the cabinet doors underneath the sinks. You want to let the warm air inside of there so it doesn’t freeze,” said Martinez.
So just like the article above states, if you know that your pipes run around your cabinets, open them up to allow more warm air in.
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