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Frozen and Burst Pipes related issue in winter and easy spates to avoid it

April 9, 2018
First published on:August 7, 2017
by HitBerry

Most of the time people get in trouble with the seasonal changes as they don’t know how to prevent their frozen and burst pipes related issue in winter. As water inside a pipe expands as it freezes with the decrease in temperature, we often face the problem related to busting pipe and leakage.

If you are living in places where winter is really cold then, we are here to help you out with your problem of bursting pipes in winter. So, are there any ways to save yourself from this hell break loose situation?

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But, don't worry as we are here to help you out; we have enlisted easy steps that you can follow to tackle this plumbing problem.

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Here is a video from KMBC, where reporter Diane Cho Elaborates on protecting your pipes from freezing:

https://youtu.be/SD6E6PGqPEA

Here are some tips and tricks on how you prevent frozen and burst pipes:

  1. If you want to stop water from freezing during the winter, shut off all the water valve to the outdoor spigot.
  2. Drain excess water from the pipe.
  3. To prevent indoor pipes from freezing, cover exposed pipes with foam insulation. It comes in long strips and can be cut down to size with a utility knife.
  4. Use cable ties to tie down the pipe heating cable for any pipes that may need extra heat to stay flowing.
  5. If pipes under a sink are on an outdoor-facing wall, open up the cabinet doors to let the heat from the house flow underneath the sink.
  6. If your environment gets extremely cold, then just leave at least one sink to circulate the water with a slow drip.

So, we hope that you will be able to sleep well on long cold winter nights after you apply these easy stapes to prevent your water pipes from freezing and bursting.




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