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Plumbing Tip: Do I Need to Worry About My Pipes Freezing This Winter?

If you are a homeowner in a cold climate you should always be mindful of your pipes in the winter. Frozen pipes can be a serious problem, whether or not they get bad enough to burst. You can cut down on a lot of worrying about your pipes freezing this winter by taking some simple yet effective precautionary steps. Do not let frozen pipes disrupt the comfort and convenience in your Phoenix home. Contact Cool Touch today with any questions you may still have about how to keep your pipes safe this coming cold season.

One of the most common ways in which people keep their pipes safe during the winter months is to leave a trickle of hot water running through their pipes. This is, in fact, a pretty effective way to care for those pipes that supply water within your home. It is not really feasible for those outdoor water connections, though.

Before temperatures really start to drop be sure to disconnect your hoses and sprinkler systems. Shut off the water to outside connections if possible. Be sure to drain any water that is still in these fixtures. Ice skating is a fun winter pastime, but it is a lot more fun when you are expecting to do it (and, for that matter, wearing ice skates). Reduce the likelihood of dangerous, icy conditions by caring for your outdoor pipes and fixtures.

An often overlooked tool to help keep your pipes safe this winter is insulation. Your pipes should be properly, professionally insulated to keep the water inside of them from freezing up and potentially damaging the pipe. Contact a professional Phoenix plumber to have the insulation on your piping system checked out. If it is inadequate, torn or otherwise compromised you may have a problem.

If you want some more information about ways in which you can prevent your pipes from freezing this cold season, contact Cool Touch. We are the local service provider you can depend on in Phoenix. Let us know what we can do to make your home more winter proof. Call today to schedule service.

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