What Are You Doing to Prevent Frozen Pipes and Water Damage?

- 9:57 am - October 14th, 2020

Heading into the heating season means that another New York winter is coming, and along with that is the potential for freezing temperatures and frozen pipes! It’s not just the fact that pipes can freeze you need to worry about, it’s what could happen when they freeze…

Frozen pipes can lead to burst pipes

When water in the pipes freeze, it expands and causes the pipes to rupture – leading to costly water damage and plumbing repairs! Luckily, there are steps you can take to prevent frozen pipes in your home:

  • Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines running through it

  • Allow warm air to circulate around plumbing by opening your kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors

  • Letting water drip from a faucet that’s supplied by exposed pipes can help prevent freezing

  • Keep the thermostat set the same temperature night and day during the coldest days – especially during a cold snap!

  • If you’re going away, don’t set the temperature any lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit

  • Add insulation to attics, basements, crawlspaces, and any other locations throughout your home where pipes are present. Additionally, you can add insulation to the pipes themselves for extra protection

Your heating equipment is going to play a big role in keeping your home warm and your pipes safe! Make sure to schedule your annual tune-ups and sign up for automatic fuel deliveries to keep your heating system operational throughout the fall and winter seasons. Contact Glider Oil to get started!

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