Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tips On Preparing Your Pipes For Winter

Winterize Bib
Seattle Public Utilities offers these tips on protecting your pipes during winter:

Keep the Chill Out! Prepare Your Pipes for Winter

Each winter, homes are damaged due to water pipes that freeze and burst. By taking a few simple precautions, you can help save yourself from the mess, money and headaches of burst frozen pipes
Before the Cold Hits
·        Insulate pipes in your home’s crawl spaces, basement and attic. Exposed pipes are more susceptible to freezing. The more insulation you use, the better the protection.
·        Heat tape can be used to wrap pipes. Closely follow the manufacturer’s installation and operation instructions.
·        Seal leaks and close foundation vents to minimize cold air entering your house and freezing pipes. Open vents again in the spring to prevent dry rot.
·        Drain and disconnect garden hoses and insulate hose bibs.
·        Know where your water shut-off valve is located.
Follow SPU on Twitter.

For more information go here.

(photo courtesy of SPU)

No comments: