How to Prepare Your Pipes for Winter

How to Prepare Your Pipes for Winter

Winterizing your home is an important part of preventing plumbing problems. Probably the most common problem homeowners in Gilbert face in the winter
is frozen pipes
. It is a good idea to have a plumber come to your home and inspect your pipes for areas that are exposed or vulnerable to the elements. The plumber can insulate the exposed pipes to protect them from freezing when the temperatures drop below freezing. This one simple act of prevention can save a homeowner from experiencing frozen and burst pipes as well as potential flooding. Making sure that exposed pipes are insulated is important even if you will be living in your home throughout the winter.

However, if your home will be vacant during the winter, then there are even more precautions that should be taken.
A professional plumber can take care of getting your home ready for the winter. First, he will need to shut off the main water valve to the house. Then the plumber will need to empty the toilets, which includes the tank as well as the bowl. Next, the hoses to the washer will need to be drained and the water valves to the washer turned off. Another necessary precaution is that the plumber will need to flush out the water in the water lines to the house and make sure they do not have any water standing in them. In addition, some plumbers will prepare the home by pouring antifreeze into the drains to prevent any water that may be left standing from freezing.

Preparing your home for the winter can be a complicated task. It is important to make sure your home is ready for winter in order to prevent damage from frozen or burst water pipes. Professional plumbers have the knowledge and expertise to make sure that your home is protected from the dangers and damage that can occur when a home is vulnerable to extreme winter temperatures.

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