How to Prevent Frozen Pipes this Winter

by admin on September 20, 2012 · 0 comments

Prevent Frozen Lines:

If you are wondering how to prevent your pipes from freezing over in the winter-time, you are not alone in the battle.  Repairs for rain gutters, frozen sprinkler lines, busted pipes, and all sorts of expensive disasters happen though the freezing snow.  Find ways to counteract this, prevent the breaks, and save that money come spring time.  You have better things to do with your money! So consider money saving tactics that will save you big in the coming months ahead.

Money Saving Tricks for Winter Repairs:

  • Flush all systems with anit-freeze before the winter months set in.
  • Do not flush out gutters or pipes with warm water while the weather can dip below freezing temperatures.
  • Line your outside electrical wires with warming pipe heat trace tape.  This will keep the water from getting in and freezing your lines.
  • Also line your gutters with heating cables.  Don’t let the frozen water cause cracks and leaking.
  • Line your walk ways with heated sidewalk mats.  If you can’t afford to have a heated driveway installed, these are the next best thing.

Prepare your home before the winter weather sets in.  It is a good idea to start on your outdoor projects when the leaves start to change.  If you wait until the leaves are falling, you may have missed your chance.  Make sure that all systems and pipes are flushed of all water.  Those systems break and cause you money to repair.

Outsmart the weather with a little help from the home improvement store.  If you feel like this is out of you reach, or you don’t want to spend hours on a ladder- Relax!  There are professionals ready to assist you.  Call them, their services are affordable, especially when you consider the work and money you will be spending when the icicles build and break your power lines.

Winter Repairs Avoided:

Be smart with your money; it would save you lots if you would pay for prevention.  Don’t spend your time and money when the weather is nice fixing broken gutters, rewiring your home, or smoothing out cracks in the sidewalk from leaky pipes.  Just take care of the problem before it starts.

Go to your local hardware store and pick up heating tape or cables.  If you really don’t think you can do it alone, just hire it out.  I promise it saves you money in the end.

By Lacie Christensen

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