In Bodenheimer Plumbing Services, Inc’s long history of resolving plumbing issues, one of the top concerns has been frozen pipes during the winter.
Water expands as it freezes, putting a huge amount of pressure on whatever is containing it (metal or plastic) and causing breaks, no matter the strength of the material containing it.
To help prevent major problems before the cold weather begins, take an assessment of the water supply lines inside and outside of your home such as:
Consider insulating all exposed pipes with specific products made for that purpose. These include heat tape, heat cable or pipe sleeves and adding additional insulation for your crawlspace, attic and basement.
Relocating exposed pipes by a licensed professional can be expensive, but the cost is minimal compared to frozen pipes bursting and flooding your home or business. Call Bodenheimer Plumbing Services, Inc. for more information or a free estimate.
To help prevent frozen pipes:
If your Winston-Salem, North Carolina home or rental home will be empty during the winter, you may want to consider “winterizing” to help in the prevention of frozen pipes. Call Bodenheimer Plumbing Services, Inc. for more information and pricing.