State Wide Realty Home Tip: How to Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with State Wide Realty Co.

State Wide Realty Home Tip:

How to Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing

When cold weather strikes there is a threat of your pipes freezing and/or bursting. The expansion of the water when it freezes is what causes the pipes to eventually burst. There are several things you can do to PREVENT your pipes from freezing.

1. Make sure all your pipes under the house, in the garage, outside are properly insulated or covered with a weatherproof wrap or sleeve. Consult your plumber or home improvement expert for the best types to use.

2. When temperatures are going to be well below freezing outside keep a faucet dripping inside. The movement of the water through the pipes will help keep the pipes from freezing.

3. Make sure any outside pools or fountains that have a water source running to it have been drained.

Hope these tips help to keep you from having to deal with frozen pipes! 

For more information on prevention and ways to thaw your pipes if they do freeze check out the American RedCross Website at :
http://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/winter-storm/frozen-pipes

 

Looking for a realtor? Call State Wide Realty Co and let one of our agents with a combined 375 years of experience help you with the process of purchasing property. Call Us Today at 434-392-6163 or visit our website at www.VaStateWideRealty.com.

311 East Third St.
Farmville, VA 23901
434-392-6163
www.VaStateWideRealty.com

 

*The writer of this blog used the American Red Cross website for help with the included content.*

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