Earlier this week we talked about how Cleveland homeowners can identify pipes that are at a high risk of freezing. Know that you know which pipes are at danger of freezing, you can take action in preventing the bursting of pipes due to freezing. The cold weather isn’t going anywhere anytime soon and it only promises to get worse: you’ll have to deal with this sooner or later.
The plumbing experts at Pompeii’s have gathered some tips to help prevent your pipes from freezing over. Note that you will want to address the pipes at risk before the freezing temperatures set in: remember, it is the coldest at night, so don’t wake up to a big problem!
1) Insulate pipes: If your pipes are exposed to the elements, this is an effective method when it comes to pipes that are in high risk areas. Putting a good amount of insulation around a pipe will make it more difficult for the water inside to freeze inside.
2) Leave the faucet running: Letting your faucet run at a slow drip can prevent the water from freezing by keeping it moving within the pipes. This is an effective option if you happen to lose power: as your home grows colder, the risk of your pipes freezing increases.
3) Re-Route frozen pipes: A trained Cleveland plumber can come into your home, help you identify problem areas in your pipes, and re-route or protect the troubled areas to help address the issue.
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