Have you experienced any frozen pipes disaster? Usually during cold weather, the pipes which are not insulated properly are at risk of freezing. End result of this freezing is bursting of pipes making it a disaster.
With bursting of frozen pipes, you will face water damage and leaking of water for unknown time. That’s a really huge cost and even you have to spend money on restoring water damage for your home. If you live in Michigan, then it is so common to see frozen pipes in downriver Michigan homes. However, by taking preventive measures, you can easily reduce the damages and frozen pipes at your home. Here are some tips for you to prevent frozen pipes and prepare for the cold weather.
Turn off Water if you leave home
If you leave home for few days or even for a long time, turn off your water main. This will avoid freezing in supply hose valves for items such as washing machine, dishwasher etc. By doing so, you can reduce possible damages for a great extent.
Use Heating Cables
Usually pipes that are not protected by insulation barrier are mostly like freezing in cold weather. You can avoid such freezing by installing heating cables around the pipes which are not protected.
Disconnect all outdoor water sources
You can take this preventive action just before cold weather comes in. Simply disconnect the outdoor water sources of your home. That will prevent freezing of pipes and benefit for avoiding freezing pipes. Hoses, sprinklers and pipes in your outdoor fountains are protected by this method and even you can use foam covers to cover them.
If you face any burst in frozen pipes in downriver Michigan, contact the team at downriverrestoration.com. They will help you to cleanup and restoration in Michigan area.
Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi is the founder of this blog where she shares her parenting and lifestyle experiences. She is an engineer and a trainer who works in the construction industry. She is the founder of Sihela Consultants.(www.sihelaconsultants.com)