Temperatures tend to drop overnight. During the winter months, this can sometimes mean freezing temperatures. Here are a few tips to prevent plumbing problems during cold spells.
- Remove Outdoor Hoses – If you suspect that the temperature will drop below freezing, remove and drain all of your outdoor hoses. Frozen water can expand and cause your pipes to break!
- Set Your Thermostat – If you know the weather is going to drop below freezing over night, keep your thermostat temperature a little bit higher. Low nighttime temperatures might leave you with a higher heating bill, but the extra heat will help you prevent more serious plumbing problems.
- Let Air Circulate – Are certain rooms in your home colder than others? Keep doors open to allow warmer air to circulate around any exposed plumbing pipes.
For more tips on how to prevent frozen pipes during cold spells, check out this article from the Red Cross. You can also contact bluefrog Plumbing + Drain with any questions you have about your plumbing system this winter! Call us today to contact bluefrog Plumbing + Drain. Our plumbing technicians are available 24/7 with no overtime fees!