With the weather in Treasure Valley, it’s imperative for homeowners to take the necessary steps to take care of every aspect of their homes. One of the areas of the home that can be affected most by the freezing weather are your plumbing pipes. One of the things you want to avoid the most is frozen plumbing pipes because it can cause serious damage. Here are some tips you can utilize to avoid dealing with frozen plumbing pipes in your Treasure Valley home.
Turn Water Off When Nobody Is Home
If you are planning on leaving the home unoccupied for an extended period of time, be sure to turn off the main water valve. When the water is on and the pipe freezes, causing it to break, it can lead to a huge leak. However, if you turn the main water valve off and try and drain the water in the pipes, it won’t leak as much and you can help avoid freezing in the first place.
Insulation Can Help Tremendously
If you can insulate some of the areas of the pipe that are unheated, it can go a long way in preventing freezing. This also includes areas of the wall throughout the home where pipes exist. If a pipe freezes in the wall and busts, it can cause water damage or mold.
Ensure Your Furnace Is On
When your home gets cold, it increases the chances of the pipes getting too cold and freezing. Ensure that the home’s furnace is no lower than 55 degrees, especially when you plan on leaving the home for an extended period of time.
There are plenty of ways to prevent a pipe from freezing, but if it happens, you need to make sure you’re taking the steps to get the help you need. Our team at Mr. Rooter of Boise is dedicated to helping our customers with all of their plumbing needs. You can count on us to provide the fix you need, when you need it most.
Contact our team today to schedule your service.