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5 Tips to Winterize Your Pipes

Here at Connelly Plumbing, we’re proud to help our customers out when they have an urgent need at their home or business – but we’d also like to help you prevent those issues to save you any unexpected hassle! Plunging temperatures and winter weather will be hitting us soon, and your pipes need a little TLC before they do!

Check out these 5 easy tips to keep your pipes from freezing in your home or office this winter!

  1. Drain and disconnect any outside hoses. The freezing temperatures cause hoses to expand, creating pressure in pipes which can cause them to burst.
  2. Wrap exposed pipes in your garage or attic in foam insulation. It’s inexpensive, but it can save you a hefty chunk of change in the long run.
  3. Don’t allow the temperature in your home to dip below 55 degrees. Additionally, leaving the doors open allows the heat to get to the pipes under the cabinets.
  4. Seal up any holes or cracks near the pipes. Caulk is inexpensive and easy to use on your own.
  5. If you’re worried about the potential of a pipe freezing on an especially frigid night, leave the faucet on a slow drip.

If you do these five things, you could save yourself the hassle and money that comes with a burst pipe! If you find yourself in a plumbing debacle this winter, don’t hesitate to call your friends at Connelly Plumbing – we’d be happy to help!