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How to Protect Your Plumbing from Cold Weather

twisted-water-flowing-out-from-tapFall is here and the weather is getting quite cold in our area. There are many things that we know you need to do when the weather starts to change. You might want to bring out your holiday candles, get your Halloween decorations at the ready, or even sit back and watch the leaves change color. While all of these things are sure to get you in the fall spirit, we want to make sure that you’re getting the right service from your home. 

This is the time of year where you need to check in on your plumbing system. Your plumbing in Middlesex, NJ goes through a lot during the winter months. It’s quite cold in our area. The frigid temperatures can get the best of anyone’s pipes. If you want to improve your home’s plumbing, then we want to help you with this. We’re prepared with everything you need. 

A Few Ways to Help Your Plumbing

Are you wondering how to help your plumbing system this winter? Here are a few things you can do.

Insulate Your Pipes

The number one thing that you’re working against is frigid weather. The freezing temperatures can really become a problem if you let them. If you’re trying to make sure that your pipes don’t freeze or burst, one of the simplest things you can do, and one of the best, is to insulate your pipes. Pipe insulation is like your plumbing’s version of putting on a nice, warm winter coat. It eliminates a lot of the potential problems you could face down the line. 

Keep Your Home Warm

Don’t let your home’s internal temperature dip too low even during the night. We suggest that you don’t let the temperature dip lower than about 55 to 65°F. This way, there’s no chance that your home’s pipes can freeze.

Seal Up Problem Areas

If you have any gaps or cracks in your home, this is the season where they’re going to cause significant issues for your home. This is when you need to seal up your problem areas to make sure that they’re not going to cause a potential problem for your pipes. 

Open Your Cabinets

It’s important to open up your cabinets to let your pipes get hit with warm air. Opening up your cabinets is a great thing to do because it reduces the chance that your pipes are going to freeze up. Make sure that you’re checking this simple thing off your to-do list to save your pipes.

Let High-Risk Faucets Drip

Do you have faucets in high-risk areas of your home? A high-risk area could be defined as an area of the home where the pipes typically freeze or an area of your home that doesn’t receive consistent heating. This includes spaces in your home that are typically underneath your sink or even out in your garage. You might want to let a little water drip from these pipes to make sure that you’re not missing out on quality plumbing care.

Contact Scaran for your plumbing needs this fall and winter.

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