Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing
Updated: Nov 30, 2020
"Winter is Coming"...well at least in Wausau, WI it is.
Throughout the winter months, temperatures can reach below freezing for quite a long time, causing many issues at business and residential properties. On the off chance that you own a home or a business and your plumbing pipes are not appropriately maintained or protected, you could wind up with frozen or burst pipes. Your pipes could freeze, leaving you without water and/or possible water problem. The best and smartest option to fix or proactively manage frozen pipes is to call a plumber.
A licensed plumber will inspect the pipes all throughout your home or business and find the area or section they need to start de-defrosting or deicing. This is extremely complicated and should be performed by an expert plumber - it very well could be very dangerous for a beginner to attempt this process. There have been situations where property owners have utilized blow dryers, torches, and other de-thawing items to de-defrost their pipes, just to wind up lighting a fire. A professional plumber organization has all the best possible will have the proper equipment, materials, and gear expected to manage the work effectively and productively. When a plumber has properly warmed up your pipes, they will give you some valuable tips to keep this from occurring later on, for example,
Keeping up a sufficiently high-level indoor temperature- 60 degrees or higher is suggested, especially if you will not be home for a few days.
Wrapping pipes with thermal wrap, particularly in the regions with extreme cold fronts.
Visually inspect your pipes to make sure they are free from corrosion and other defects.
On the off chance that you do take a vacation or some time away, have a companion, neighbor, or relative keep an eye on your property to ensure the temperature is OK so you don't return to the surprise of frozen or burst pipes.
Most plumbers offer free inspections or quotes. It would be wise to consistently inspect your pipes annually, especially when the weather can reach and stay below freezing for many days in Wisconsin.
Plumbers may find certain areas that might need addressing before they become a larger issue. Plumbers will fix or provide you with recommendations according to your concerns.
If you're experiencing frozen pipes in your home already, visit our 5 tips on how to thaw your frozen pipes. The reality is you should be proactive about this issue.