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How to Prevent & Fix Frozen Pipe Issues

Winter is fast approaching, and now is the time to prepare your home so your pipes don’t freeze! Frozen pipes often burst, which can lead to thousands of dollars of water damage in your home. So, to help you avoid this kind of home-plumbing disaster, we put together this blog to teach you how to prevent frozen pipes and fix them if they do end up freezing. How to Prevent Frozen Pipes We’ve covered this extensively in past blogs already (which you can read here), but here is a quick overview. Replace any pipes or plumbing fixtures in poor condition. Make sure to check the water supply lines of all your major appliances! (And head here for any replacement supply lines you need.) Drain all outside pipes, and any pipes in basements, garages, sheds or other places that won’t be kept warm during winter of all water.  Close and drain all outside plumbing fixtures and faucets, including hoses. If any outside faucets are in poor condition, make sure to replace those as well. (For an easily installed outdoor spigot, that comes with convenient on/off switch for cold seasons, check out the Water Wigot!) Keep all unheated pipes warm - Any pipes that won’t be kept warm by your heating (like those in your garage or basement) you can keep warm with extra layers of insulation and/or heat tape.  Keep your faucets dripping - on the coldest days of winter, when temperatures go below freezing, turn on your faucets just enough…

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