Extreme temperatures can cause severe damage to exposed piping. Burst pipes are a common occurrence during winter time. However, with a minimum effort and the help of a professional plumbing repair service provider, you can winterize the entire plumbing system of your home, thus spending the winter without any worries.
The first step in winterizing a plumbing system is making sure that all exposed pipes are either wrapped or drained. If you have any garden hoses outdoors, then drain all water out of them and store them safely in your garage or a storage area where temperatures don’t reach very low. Irrigation systems are extremely vulnerable to freezing weather. So, in order to protect them, consider blowing pressurized air into the system so that you flush all water out. Wrap outdoor faucets with wrapping tape and make sure that you cut their water source.
Once you’ve made sure that all your outdoor plumbing is properly protected from freezing temperatures, it is time to move to your indoor plumbing. As long as your home stays warm during the winter, then you shouldn’t have any problems with your indoor plumbing. Areas that don’t receive much heating, such as hallways, crawlspaces, and even bathrooms, should be properly prepared for winter. The best thing you can do is to wrap all exposed pipes with special insulation wrapping. For better results, consider hiring a plumbing repair service provider for a thorough inspection of your system.
Perfection Plumbing of Riverside is one of the best plumbing companies in Riverside CA. Our phone is (951) 228-0092. Don’t hesitate to call us if you have any questions.