With the weather getting colder in American Fork, Utah, also means the possibility of your pipes freezing, and even bursting in your home. To avoid dealing with an unexpected burst pipe, messy situation, and possible water damage to your home, follow these easy preventative steps!
Open Cabinet Doors
Keep the cabinet doors open under the kitchen and bathroom sinks to allow the warm air to circulate more and keep your pipes at a warmer temperature.
Leave the Water Dripping
If you have certain pipes that are more exposed to the elements, or more prone to freezing, leave the water dripping from their connected faucets. This keeps things flowing at all times and prevents still water from backing up and freezing over.
Turn the Heat Up
If you are going to be away from your home for a few days, we recommend leaving your heat on at least 60 degrees. It’s also a good idea to keep your home at a consistent temperature range during the day and the night.
Close the Garage Door
If you have water lines running in the garage, we recommend trying to keep the area as warm as possible. This means not leaving the garage door open for long periods of time!
Drain Outdoor Faucets
Be sure that your outdoor plumbing systems and faucets have been fully drained and closed. We also recommend protecting them with a faucet cover during the winter.
Alert a Friend or Neighbor
if you are going out of town for an extended period, we recommend letting a friend or neighbor know, and asking them to check in frequently with your home. There’s nothing worse than coming back to a flooded and water-damaged home!
If you are experiencing frozen or burst pipes and need emergency plumbing repair – call the experts at T.J. Huggard Plumbing! Our team of plumbing experts has all the tools and experience to repair your pipes and get things flowing again.