frozen pipes

According to a large market leading insurance company, over a quarter-million American homes Bob Marley Zion Train legal mp3 download are damaged every year due to waterpipes freezing and bursting during the winter months.

Waterpipes freeze for a combination of multiple reasons: quick drops in temperature, poor VA Drake - Started From The Bottom (Funkymix By R2) mp3 kostenlos downloaden insulation and sealing techniques, too low of settings on thermostats and failures of heating systems. Here are a few simple tips for avoiding damage from this Black Eyed Peas Say Goodbye legal mp3 downloads problem.

 

 

  • Insulate  supply pipes in your home's crawl spaces, basement and attic, even if you live in a climate where freezing is uncommon. The more insulation you use, the better protected your pipes will be. Another benefit is that hot water supply pipes will maintain their temperatures longer, meaning that those sometimes long waits for hot water to arrive at the tap can be reduced! Also with the cold lines, condensation dripping can be reduced or eliminated.

 

  • Use of heat tape or thermostatically controlled heat cables to wrap pipes can be helpful if proper air sealing and insulation techniques are not possible first.

 

  • Seal air leaks with caulk or insulation that allow cold air inside near where pipes are located (around electrical wiring, dryer vents, and pipes).

 

  • Disconnect garden hoses and, if possible, use an indoor valve to shut off and drain water from pipes leading to outside faucets before winter weather occurs.

 

  • A trickle of hot and cold water might be all it takes to keep your pipes from freezing. Let warm water drip overnight, preferably from a faucet on an outside wall.

 

  • Keep your thermostat set no lower than 55 degrees during both day and night so your not caught off guard by a sudden drop in temperature.

 

  • Open cabinet doors to allow heat to get to un-insulated pipes under sinks and appliances near exterior walls.

 

  • Shut off and drain the water system, particularly if home is unattended for an extended period.

 

More Helpful Links:

The Weather Channel: Prevent Frozen Pipes

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