One Call Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Frozen Pipes’

What to Do When Cold Weather Strikes Your Pipes

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

Cooler temperatures are right around the corner for us. With your
water heater having been checked already you feel prepared for the drop
in temperature. There is nothing a warm shower and an extra cozy sweater
can’t handle.

But are your pipes prepared?

The plumbing that takes water to and from your home is vital to your
everyday life. Unfortunately, these pipes can’t throw on a coat when the
air turns chillier than normal. What’s more, cold weather can have a
negative impact on your plumbing that can bring that warm shower to a
screeching halt.

The question is, are you prepared to handle the issues that cold weather can cause for your pipes?

We are in the midst of fall with winter and the cold weather that
comes with it fast approaching. This climate change can have a big
impact on your plumbing so it helps to be prepared by knowing what cold
weather can do and how to prevent plumbing problems when you need …

Don’t Let Frozen Pipes Halt Your Plumbing System!

Icicles hanging from a brown pipe. Frozen water and metal surface, winter time concept. selective focus shallow depth of field photo

Freezing pipes are an unfortunately common occurrence during our chilly winters. And they can cause a good deal of damage if they’re not dealt with properly. This is because as water in the pipes freezes, it expands, putting pressure on the walls of the pipe.

As you’ve probably guessed, this can cause openings for leaks, and even burst plumbing pipes. To protect your plumbing system from freezing in this manner, there are a few things you can do. Keep reading to learn more, and contact our experienced staff for Durham, NC plumbing services if you end up with damaged plumbing or if you’d like to learn more.

Open Your Faucets

The pipes most susceptible to freezing are the ones located outside of your home. If you have any outdoor faucets that you use for sprinkler systems or hoses, make sure you turn off the water flow to these points. Then, open the relevant faucets, taking care to drain any water that’s left, then leave them open. You may also want to pick up some …