If you’re wondering if you have frozen pipes, look out for the following signs.
- Wet spots or leaks from walls and floors
- No water from faucets
- Frost and ice on the outside of your piping
- A pipe is showing signs of bulging
- There is an unpleasant odor coming from your drains
If these signs sound all too familiar and you’ve noticed signs of flooding, contact a plumber immediately. While you wait for a professional to arrive, locate the water valve within your home and shut it off. If you are unsure of where your water valve is, most homes have theirs near the water meter. Find the valve for your toilet supply and shut this off as well. This valve should be located near your water tank. When you move into a new home, make sure you know where your valves are. This can make a world of difference when it comes to protecting your home from flooding.
Frozen Pipe Prevention
According to the American Red Cross, the following tips can prevent pipes from freezing over:
- The cabinet doors underneath your sinks should be left cracked open. This will allow warm air to circulate, preventing freezing from occurring.
- For the main line outside your home, turn on the water to a low trickle. Flowing water is less likely to freeze.
- Set your indoor temperature to at least 55 degrees if you plan on being gone for several days.
- Keep your garage doors closed, especially if there are water supply lines.
Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Newberg is here to supply you with quality service! In the event of flooding, we offer 24/7 emergency plumbing service, coming to save the day when you need us most. Contact us today, We can’t wait to be of service to you.