Tips to Prevent Frozen Pipes

December 27, 2020

During the cold season, frozen pipes become common in most Inland Empire households. When the water in your plumbing freezes, it expands, and once that happens, it puts your entire house at risk. While it’s important to thaw out your frozen water pipes quickly, it’s especially important to do it correctly. At ProFlo, our plumbing services can help prevent your pipes, and your overall plumbing, from freezing once the temperature goes down in your area. Here are some preventive measures you do to keep your pipes from freezing:

Turn Up the Heat in Your Household

The easiest method you can do to keep your pipes and plumbing from freezing up is by increasing the temperature around your house. Adjusting your thermostat is all you need to do to ensure no ice is forming anywhere in your plumbing. On the other hand, if the thermostat is out of the option, then your best alternative would be to check on your HVAC system to see if it needs any maintenance or repairs. Let our team of HVAC experts help you get the necessary maintenance done for your house.

Replace or Reroute Your Pipes & Faucets

Conventional faucets are susceptible to freezing temperatures. By switching to frost-resistant faucets, you’ll be adding an extra layer of protection to prevent any pipes from bursting in cold climates. If your plumbing does travel through the coldest parts of your home, your best bet would be to call one of ProFlo’s top-tier plumbers to reroute these pipes to a more protected area.

Inspect Any Cracks in Your Walls

Holes and cracks are big entryways for cold air to get into your household. Before your house’s temperature begins to drop, make sure to fill your exterior walls with any type of sealants based on where the crack is at. Our exceptional technicians can help you locate the cracks in your home, as well as the causality of what’s forming those cracks.

Insulate Your Household

Once your household is free from holes and cracks, the next step to do is to check the insulations on your walls and ceilings. No matter how well insulated your home is, it is always recommended to add more insulation inside your walls. 

*What to Avoid When Dealing With Frozen Pipes*

When you’re dealing with a frozen pipe, avoid thawing it out using any type of open flame. Whether it is a propane tank, torch, or lighter, it will not only damage your pipes, but it could potentially start a fire in your house. If you don’t properly thaw your frozen pipes, you could cause your plumbing system to burst. If any part of your plumbing does burst, shut off your main water line immediately to prevent any additional water from lowing and damaging your property.

At ProFlo, we help our customers with all types of plumbing repairs and maintenance. Next time any of your pipes or plumbing require attention, our outstanding plumbers will work with you to the highest standards to meet all of your plumbing needs. We also offer air conditioning maintenance and heating repairs for any type of HVAC system you may own in your house. To request a quote or schedule an appointment with one of our specialists, call us today at (951) 404-5227. Our plumbers and technicians are available to help you whenever you need us. 

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