Frozen pipes are a bust! Everyone in the area is experiencing freezing temperatures. Here are some more quick tips on how to winterize your homes.
Insulation is cheap and effective and should be wrapped around all exposed pipes. Some pipe insulation is sold in precut foam sections that fit around water pipes. Electric heating tape or cable cannot be used under insulation. Some manufactures do not recommend using these items on plastic pipes. The insulation is easy to install it is as simple a wrap around the exposed pipe.
Another quick tip! Moving water is not as likely to freeze as opposed to sitting water. Open your faucet enough to produce a drip. Sometimes that might be enough to prevent frozen pipes during these extreme cold snaps. Do not depend on this approach; however. After all; even Niagara Falls freezes over every once in a While.
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