How to Keep Your Pipes from Freezing

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Ways to Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing in Kansas City

You can’t stop the cold weather, but you can prevent pipes from freezing. First, identify where frozen pipes are most likely to occur. Exposed pipes, where there’s no heat, are vulnerable, as a pipe in exterior walls. Plumbing fixtures on your home’s exterior are prone to freezing, too.

If not protected, the pipe will eventually burst, and the only thing a plumber in Kansas City will be able to do is to replace it.

To keep pipes protected:

Install insulation: Wrap pipes in specialized foam insulation covers, available at hardware stores, or even in old blankets or newspapers. Consider this even in warmer climates. The colder months may not be as severe, but pipes may not be as well insulated as they should be.

Keep the heat on: Turning down the heat while on vacation lowers the electric bill, but it doesn’t help prevent pipes from freezing. A temperature of at least 68°F should be maintained. If leaving for the winter, set the furnace at 55°F.

Seal cracks and holes: A caulking material is sufficient for sealing up any wall cracks or holes near pipes. It’s an effective barrier against cold air.

Let faucets drip: Leaking pipes may not be good, but a dripping faucet promotes movement of water in pipes that can prevent freezing.

If the pipes do freeze, a space heater or hair dryer can thaw them out. Turning on the hot water may help, too. The heated fluid will begin to defrost the pipes.

However, it doesn’t take long for frozen pipes to cause damage. If you need water pipe leak repair or replacement in Kansas City, call A-1 Sewer & Septic Service for emergencies at 913-631-5201.

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