One Call Plumbing Blog: Archive for October, 2015

How to Prepare Your Pipes for Winter?

Icicles Hanging From A Brown Pipe. Frozen Water And Metal Surface, Winter Time Concept. Selective Focus Shallow Depth Of Field Photo

Temperatures are still pretty nice for now, and don’t usually drop below the point of freezing, but it does happen! And when it does, you don’t want to be surprised by frozen pipes. If you’ve been putting off any winter preparation for your household until it gets closer to winter, we urge you to reconsider. The earlier you prepare for this potential issue, the less likely it is that you’ll need an emergency plumber in Chapel Hill, NC  (although, we’ll be there for you if you do!)

If you’re like the average homeowners, your plumbing system really
probably isn’t something you give a whole lot of thought to. This is
particularly true for plumbing problems, like the
aforementioned frozen pipes. Even just a couple days of below 30°
temperatures though, and you can not only have frozen pipes, but
subsequent burst pipes. So what can you do?

Start With Your Outdoor Faucets

Avoiding frozen and burst pipes is absolutely doable. …