Winter can be hard on plumbing especially when temperatures drop below freezing.
Winter can be hard on plumbing especially when temperatures drop below freezing. Even though winters are milder in New Jersey can be intense and we experience cold snaps and the occasional deep freeze. Be prepared and don’t be caught off guard. Frozen water and sewer pipes are not only inconvenient but can also be costly. Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical are always looking for the best ways for you to save money and protect your plumbing and make your life easier. It’s always better to be prepared ahead of time instead of being caught off guard.

How can you protect pipes from freezing?

As temperatures plummet, chances increase that pipes can freeze. Thankfully you can lower the risk of your pipes freezing by taking precautions to winterize your plumbing.

9 Ways to Protect Your Plumbing in Winter:

  1. Open your kitchen and bathroom cabinets that have pipes. The warm air from the room will help keep pipes from freezing (Caution: if you have children or pets – REMOVE any dangerous items and place them out of reach.)
  2. Disconnect garden hoses from all outdoor spigots.
  3. Protect outside spigots by closing the cut-off valve and draining the faucet, cover the faucet with foam insulation if there is no cut-off valve.
  4. Drain water from lines that are prone to freezing like supply lines to swimming pools and sprinklers.
  5. Insulate vulnerable areas such as attics, basements, and crawlspaces.
  6. Insulate around crawl space doors and close vents.
  7. Garage doors should be kept closed.
  8. Don’t let the thermostat get below 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
  9. Open faucets to allow a trickle of running water on the coldest nights moving water takes longer to freeze than standing water.

Important Note: Insulation slows the transfer of heat, but it doesn’t always prevent pipes from freezing.

Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical NJ are the experts you can trust. We have been serving the New Jersey area for years with professionalism and expertise. Customer service and care are always our number one priority. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs call us today toll-free at 888-315-5564

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