Pipe insulation is an inexpensive solution to a potentially expensive problem. We suggest that homeowners focus on adding insulation in areas that are more exposed to extreme temperatures during the Winter like attics, basements, and crawlspaces.
Drain Outdoor Water Fixtures
Outdoor fixtures, such as sprinkler systems, faucets, and swimming pools, need to be drained before cold weather arrives. Disconnecting hoses and blowing out outdoor pipes can prevent sitting water that may result in leaks.
Protect Interior Pipes
Although it may seem counterproductive, we recommend keeping a slow drip running in all interior water fixtures. Also, it is helpful to leave doors open on cabinets. These two simple steps will help to keep interior faucets at a consistent temperature.
Keep Indoor Temperatures Steady
We recommend that homeowners keep garage doors closed, keep thermostats at a constant temperature, and seal any cracks or holes in the home's exterior that can let cold air enter. This will help you avoid any drops in temperature in your home and surrounding areas.
By taking these few preventative measures, you can avoid disasters such as flooding this Winter. Always remember that the experts at American Restoration are standing by to help when disaster strikes!