Frozen pipes are as inconvenient as they are damaging. Prevent frozen pipes in your home this winter by following these tips from 1st Choice Plumbing in Rock Hill, SC:

  1. Traveling? Shut off the water. If you’re traveling this winter, make sure to shut off your water before you go. If your pipes should freeze or a leak develop, this will keep the water from running uncontrollably until you return.
  2. Let your faucets drip. When the weather calls for below-freezing temperatures, let your faucets slowly drip. This will keep water moving through your pipes, reducing the likelihood that they’ll freeze.
  3. Leave your cabinet doors open. Pipes under your kitchen and bathroom sinks are exposed – even though they’re behind cabinet doors. Let in as much warm air as you can by leaving your cabinets open.
  4. Apply heating tape and insulation. Above all, make sure you wrap your pipes in heating tape or other types of insulation. Especially pay attention to pipes located in your crawl space and attic. This is perhaps your best defense against frozen pipes.

It’s also a good idea to have your pipes inspected on a regular basis. Call 1st Choice Plumbing and let our plumbers help you in Rock Hill or Lancaster, SC. We’re here for all the plumbing services you’ll need this winter.