It’s that time of year again. It’s time to watch It’s a Wonderful Life, Frosty the Snowman, and so many other classic movies. It’s the time when we start seeing snow on the news and step outside to colder temperatures. While we have so many things to keep our bodies warm, the plumbing in your residential or commercial property in Decatur, AL is especially vulnerable. Because we rarely see freezing temperatures many residents don’t see the need to be concerned about exposed pipes. But when those surprise drops in temperatures do come, the homes in the south get hit hard because most were not prepared. Freezing temperatures can cause major problems (like interior water damage) for pipes that get exposed to the cold temperatures. Since damage from freezing can cause some of the most expensive repairs, Lamco Plumbing wanted to offer our clients a few basic tips to keep your plumbing functioning all winter long.
If you have any kind of exterior faucet, you should turn off the water supply in the house and drain any water from the pipes. This will help ensure no water remains in the pipes and prevent freezing. Most importantly, disconnect any hoses, drain, and store them in a safe place. Leaving the hoses attached could damage the hoses if water gets frozen inside the tube.
Insulate Exposed Piping
If any of your plumbing is exposed or not insulated (crawlspace, attic, outside walls, etc.) you should insulate them. You can wrap them with electrical heating tape then insulate them the same way you would insulate your home. If you are unsure of what to do, contact Lamco Plumbing for more information.
We know freezing temperatures are rare around these parts, thank God! But you should still know what to do just in case! Remember, they saw freezing temperatures and snow storms in Texas last year! If you have questions or need repairs, you can call the licensed technicians at Lamco Plumbing. Their plumbers are ready, willing, and able to help you with any of your residential and commercial water heating and/or plumbing needs. For testimonials, money saving tips, and coupons visit our website. And feel free to call us when problems arise or with any questions or concerns. 256-227-5862