Winter Plumbing tips

Maintaining your home can be difficult in the winter. Especially for those of us that live in New England, these cold temperatures have potential to really affect your home. Here are a few winter plumbing tips that could save you:

  • Allow your faucet to slowly drip during nights when it is the absolutely coldest. This will prevent your pipes from freezing as running water will not freeze!

  • Circulating warm air throughout your house is one of the more important factors to keep your pipes from bursting. Keeping your house temperature above 55 degrees will keep the pipes inside your walls safe. You may also open cabinets under sinks to allow warm air to circulate easier to these pipes.

  • One of the more simple things you can do is close crawl spaces or garages that would allow cold air into your house. This is especially the case if your water heater lies within the garage.

  • Remove and disconnect any garden houses and drain outdoor pipes. If left connected, during cold snaps, ice can build up and it cause pressure through water lanes inside your homes.

For more information on Pluming Tips and how Al Terry can help you from this current New Hampshire winter, give us a call at 603-485-4205.

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