Extreme temperatures and cold: take care of your pipes!
In winter, the cold can often put your piping to strain. Indeed, pipes poorly insulated and subjected to intense temperatures can cause situations at least disastrous. Depending on the climatic conditions and the degree of insulation of the building, an ice plug may form in the piping, even if the temperature inside does not drop below the freezing point. So a power outage that extends or a start for a short stay outside can play nasty tricks on your plumbing items. It is important to follow certain simple rules to prevent such situations from happening at home.
First, drainage piping can be emptied to prevent ice formation. This procedure is quite simple and should only take a few minutes of your time. In addition, your water pipes must be sufficiently insulated; this can be done by wrapping with foam insulation the pipes most likely to freeze. It should also be ensured to keep the internal temperature at a sufficient level to prevent the frost insured from the pipes. If some rooms in your home are colder than others, be sure to temper the whole thing fairly quickly. Block air leaks, especially where the hoses are located. A well distributed heat will have less impact on the piping. The temperature of the thermostat should never be lowered to below 55 ° F (13 ° C) at night or when no one is at home.
By following these few practical tips, you will ensure a winter while comfort and without worries of piping! Call us today!