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Tips To Avoid Frozen Pipes

We’re no stranger to harsh winters in Michigan. Temperatures can drop pretty low, which is why it’s important to make sure your home is ready for freezing weather. One issue we hear about a lot this time of year is frozen pipes. When pipes freeze, they burst, and this leads to a lot of extra repairs and maintenance. This costs time and money while adding extra stress to the holiday season.

Study some of our tips and guidelines below, so you can avoid any unexpected disasters this winter. And be sure to give the expert staff at Stadler Plumbing a call today for all of your plumbing and heating needs!

Prepare Your Outdoor Plumbing

First things first, make sure all pools, hoses, sprinkler systems, and outdoor valves are drained, and be sure to bring all removable parts indoors, where they can be safely stored. Consider hiring a licensed plumber to reinstall pipes exposed to cold weather in a more appropriate area of the home. The initial cost involved with this process will be well worth it, as you rest easy knowing your pipes are protected year after year.

On these same lines, check whether or not there are pipes in your garage. If so, be cautious about leaving your garage door open, and take measure to keep your garage heated or as warm as possible throughout winter. If keeping things warm is a challenge and/or moving your pipes is not an option, then insulating the pipes is the best way to keep them protected.

Keep Indoor Pipes Warm

Another important step in preventing frozen pipes is ensuring the ones indoors stay warm enough. One way to do this is by keeping your home heated to at least 55 degrees throughout the cold season. It’s also a good idea to keep your cabinet doors open when pipes are inside of them. This allows them more exposure to the warm air inside of your home.

If temperatures are extra cold, it’s wise to let a small trickle run from your faucet. This constant movement through your pipes helps prevent freezing, and trust us when we say that a small increase in your water bill is a lot better than the high costs involved with fixing burst pipes!

If Your Pipes Freeze…

If you suspect your pipes have frozen, you’ll want to act fast! Turn off your water immediately, then give us a call right away, so that we can address the issue as soon as possible. Save your home from damage and save yourself the hassle… let our team of experts take care of everything!

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Protect Yourself From Frozen Pipes

Fall has officially arrived, which means Winter and cold days will be here shortly. With freezing temperatures also comes freezing pipes. Avoiding this issue is vital for maintaining proper pressure levels throughout your home and plumbing equipment. Without adequate protection and insulation, pipes that are exposed to too much cold weather could burst, leaving you with a big mess.

The pipes and various plumbing units running throughout one’s home often get forgotten about due to their lack of visibility. Unfortunately, neglecting these areas can wind up causing a lot of issues for you and family members, and it may even trigger lasting damage to your home.

Save yourself the time, money, and hassle involved with burst pipes by following some of these guidelines.

Frozen Pipe Protection - Macomb County MI - Stadler Plumbing & HeatingDrain Outdoor Water Sources

If you own a pool, be sure that it is completely empty before the cold weather starts to set in. This goes for sprinklers systems, as well. Emptying these out early in the season will allow them adequate time to dry out before freezing temperatures hit and cause issues.

You will also want to ensure that hoses and other outdoor water sources are cut off and emptied. Clear out your hoses, then store them inside throughout the snowy weather. Also, try to let everything drain out as much as possible, to ensure no excess water is stored away, waiting to cause trouble down the line.

Insulate Your Pipes

Basements, crawlspaces, attics, and garages are just a few of the many places throughout a home that should be insulated. These areas rarely see much heat throughout the wintertime, meaning they are more susceptible to burst pipes. There are various places throughout the home that may not be getting the heat needed to stay safe during cold weather, so check your cabinets, pantries, and other spots you think may need some extra attention.

As far as the materials needed to keep your pipes at appropriate temperatures, consult with an expert to see what the best fit for your home would be. The professionals at Stadler Plumbing know all there is to know about pipes, insulation, and keeping your home as safe as possible. Ask for our input today and let one of our trained experts analyze what would be best for your specific needs contact us.

Consider Pipe Relocation

While removing and relocating all of your pipes may seem like a huge task to take on, consider what you will gain from it. Once completed, you can rest easy knowing your home is much safer and that you have minimized the risk of burst pipes occurring within your home.

At Stadler Plumbing, we specialize in renovations and remodeling, making us the top choice for anyone looking to change things around. Give us a call today to see what we can offer you and to discuss the options you have. You will not regret choosing us for all of your plumbing-related needs!

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