Below-freezing temperatures, as well as ice and snowstorms, can wreak havoc on your home in winter. Just because most of your house’s plumbing is out of sight, doesn’t mean it’s exempt from winter’s wrath. Today we’ll discuss Indianapolis plumbing tips to help you and your home survive the winter season.
Below are some winter care tips from the Indianapolis plumbing specialists of Indy Renovation.
Let it Flow: On particularly cold nights, run the faucets in your house just a bit. As a general rule, moving water doesn’t freeze, and even letting just a pencil’s-width-worth of water drip from the faucet can keep your pipes from freezing and bursting. This simple step can keep you from shelling out money for water damage restoration or bathroom remodeling down the line.
Jacket Weather: Make sure that any garden hoses around your house have been disconnected for the winter season. A hose left connected to the house can freeze, causing a line break and possibly a great deal of damage to your home. When the hoses have been disconnected, make sure to cover the spigot (and any exposed piping) with an insulated faucet jacket.
Call a Professional: If you do encounter a burst pipe or broken water line, don’t attempt to fix it on your own. A small plumbing issue can quickly turn into a full-blown catastrophe if not handled properly. Contact a professional when dealing with plumbing problems in the winter, and you can save yourself a lot of money and headaches in the future.
To make sure your Indianapolis plumbing is winter-ready, contact Indy Renovation today at 317-375-4464. Our seasoned crew of professional plumbers will be more than happy to put their capable hands to work for you.