Wyoming’s temperature can get really cold really fast. When it reaches sub-zero levels, water freezes and so do the pipes exposed to the cold, even those buried underground. Homes and businesses can be left without running water. Worse, you can experienced stained furniture, sagging ceilings and burst pipes when your lines thaw.
At Marv’s Plumbing and Heating, our technicians work with our customer’s best interests in mind. We’re here to help prevent costly emergencies and get your property back on track immediately with minimal down time. Here are some things you can do to get your Wyoming pipes ready for the upcoming winter season:
Use Pipe Insulation To Protect Any Vulnerable Pipes. These pipes are usually found in unheated areas of the house like in garages, attics, basements and crawl spaces. You can wrap the exposed pipes with pipe sleeves, foam rubber or heat tape.
Unhook Water Hoses And Store Them Indoors For The Winter. Don’t leave outdoor hoses attached to fixtures as it can lead to frozen pipes in sections where the hose is connected via indoor plumbing. Don’t forget your pool lines and automatic sprinkler systems- winterize them as well.
Allow Water To Run On Faucets With Exposed Pipes. Turn the faucet so a small trickle comes through, and leave it overnight if you know that the temperatures will plummet. This lessens the chances of water freezing and damaging your pipes.
Open Bathroom And Kitchen Cabinet Doors. This is for allowing warmer air to circulate within the plumbing. Keep household chemicals and cleaners where kids won’t be able to reach them.
Keep The Cold Air Out And Retain The Heat. Look for any cracks in the seals and openings of your windows and doors. It’s best not to open your garage door for any reason, especially if you have water supply lines there.
Those who have second homes in Wyoming should keep the heat on to keep their pipes from freezing and bursting. This will save you greater money as you won’t have to deal with cracked or burst pipes flooding your property.
Aside from these pipe preparations, you must know where your main water valves are located, so you can shut them off and prevent further flow of water when pipes get compromised. At Marv’s, you can rely on us to take care of emergency plumbing situations in the quickest and most efficient means possible.