Five Crucial Tips to Protect Residential Plumbing Systems During Winter Storms!

The 2022-23 winter season has been crazy, so here are some home building installation tips for upcoming winter storms!

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT — (ReleaseWire) — 01/16/2023 — This winter has already proven to be extreme in all parts of the United States, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to let up for at least a few more months. Extreme cold and severe storms are wreaking havoc on home plumbing systems everywhere, and these problems can be potentially catastrophic for homeowners who are not properly prepared.

Below are five important tips to keep in mind to keep home plumbing systems safe this winter!

Properly insulate household pipes
One of the most important steps a homeowner can take to protect their home plumbing system this winter is to properly insulate all vulnerable pipes. This means you need to be very careful about pipes located in unheated areas of a property, including pipes located in exterior walls, basements and attics.

It is also important to ensure that the type of insulation is adequate and is thick foam insulation. Too many homes are experiencing frozen and burst pipes this winter simply from not having proper insulation done!

Opening cabinet doors
This is a great tip when an area experiences extremely cold temperatures, as cabinet doors under bathroom and kitchen sinks can often trap cold air and cause plumbing problems.

When a homeowner opens these types of closet doors, it allows for better airflow in and around the pipes. This goes a long way in preventing a potential freeze!

let the faucet drip
While this tip may not be the most environmentally conscious, it can potentially save a household’s plumbing system from frozen pipes in extremely cold weather.

The whole idea behind this tip is that slightly dripping faucets will allow water to flow through a house pipe, which then reduces the overall chance of frozen pipes.

Maintaining consistent thermostat settings
It is also incredibly important to ensure that a home’s thermostat is set correctly to ensure a consistent temperature reading during the harshest winter months. Older home air conditioning systems and thermostats can often give inaccurate readings that put people off, so maintaining consistency is important to avoid frozen pipes.

Maintaining consistent thermostat settings also goes a long way in reducing energy bills at this time of year.

Know where shut-off valves are located
This is an important home plumbing tip for any time of year, but even in the harsh winter months, knowing shut-off valve locations goes a long way.

Knowing where a shut-off valve is located (and how to turn it off) can be a lifesaver when sudden plumbing emergencies arise. Another great shut-off valve tip is to simply shut off a household’s water supply during the winter months while on vacation.

Due to extreme weather fluctuations, homeowners can no longer predict when a major storm will hit their area. So simply preparing a plumbing system for extended vacations can save a household in the long run!

About hive plumbing
Beehive Plumbing is a commercial and residential plumbing company based in Northern Utah and has grown to become one of the premier industry leaders in plumbing content for news outlets across America.

The Beehive team is available to comment on tips geared toward rescuing plumbing systems during extreme winter weather and can be reached using the contact form below or by calling 801-661-8155.

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