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Preparing Your Home’s Plumbing System for Winter

There are lots of things to prepare for in time for winter in Utah. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is preparing for all the fun events and activities associated with the season but before you can get to that there are some things that need to be taken care of before a real hassle-free and fun winter. Especially for homeowners preparing and protecting your home from the cold temperatures and all the challenges it brings is the first step to enjoy the season later.

One of the areas that need protection is in your house’s plumbing. As the temperatures go down a lot of things can happen to your water supply, pipes and drainage system, to name a few. One of the biggest plumbing problems during winter are frozen pipes. When water is exposed to severe cold, it expands and bursts any covered container holding it. Check and insulate pipelines located outside the house to avoid this. Pipelines inside the house especially in unheated areas should also be insulated. Insulation products for pipes and faucets are readily available in home depots. Allowing faucets to drip can also prevent freezing water in the pipes. Draining and properly storing hoses used outside the house should also be accomplished. If you have had frozen pipe problems in the past, consider relocating pipelines in the home where it is less prone to the cold.

There are a lot of things you can do to make you home ready for winter. Take action while it is early. Remember that prevention is always better and less expensive, too, than fixing plumbing problems when the time comes. For a complete sweep of your house’s plumbing and to help you get it ready for winter, you can also contact a professional Utah plumbing service. When winter comes, you’ll be just fine and dandy.

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