How to Avoid Frozen Pipes

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Winter season comes with lots of cold, snows and freezing of water. In extreme winter conditions, water placed in a jug may freeze overnight. The same happens to pipes that transport water into the house. Water is an element that expands as it freezes, so, frozen water in the pipe ay lead to bursting or damaging of the pipe. This incurs additional cost and causes lots of other plumbing problems in the home. So, how can you avoid pipes from freezing during winter? Let’s see some solutions to this problem in the body of the article below… Visit this link for more information.

  1. Drain Water from pools with special attention to the manufacturer’s guide: Did you just mention antifreeze? Antifreeze only protects the water from freezing, but have you thought about the health benefits? Antifreeze is not eco-friendly, plus, it’s very hazardous to the environment – humans, grass and pets. Read about Green Plumbing 102: Advantages and Uses here.

  1. Search for unheated areas where water pipes are installed: The pipes inside the house walls may not really get affected by the weather, however, the areas exposed to extreme cold like a garage, outside walls, etc may easily get frozen pipes. This can be corrected by using or replacing traditional pipes with insulated ones. This will keep the pipes heated even in the cold season.

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