With the winter months coming soon, it is time to start planning ahead for freezing temperatures and snowy days. One of the biggest problems we encounter during the cold months is freezing pipes. Here are a few ways you can prevent your water lines and drains in the Twin Cities from freezing and possibly bursting.
The best thing you can do is to find out where your water shutoff valve is if you don’t already know. If your drains fail or water lines freeze and burst, being able to shut the water off in a hurry could save you a great deal of money and hassle in expensive repairs. If you cannot figure out where the shutoff valve is, feel free to give us a call and we can assist you to the best of our ability.
If you have hoses outside that are attached to the spigot, make sure you bring them in before the first freeze. Hoses will allow the water to remain in your lines and that water could freeze and cause a lot of damage and headaches.
Take a walk around your home and look for cracks and other ways cold air could potentially get into your home. Get those cracks repaired as soon as possible. This could also help you save some money on your heating bills, and your water lines and drains will thank you as well!
You should also make sure that any pipes and drains located on an exterior wall have plenty of insulation between them and the outside wall. This can help ensure your drains stay above freezing even when the temperatures outside are frigid.
Doing a bit of preventive maintenance now could mean the difference between a nice and relaxing winter and one full of repairs to your water lines, drains and other parts of your home’s plumbing.
When you need work on your water lines or drains in the Twin Cities, call All Ways Drains at 612-922-9422, or you can contact us for a Free Estimate.