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Why You Should Drain Your Plumbing Pipes This Winter
Without a doubt, frozen pipes can lead to major problems for any residential plumbing system. In the event that water inside the pipes gets stuck and freezes, it lead to building pressure and then potentially cause the pipe to burst. The result can be significant water damages and the need to replace the pipes. The repair and replacement process in some cases can be extensive, so it’s in your best interests to be proactive and avoiding this risk.
How to Drain Plumbing Pipes to Avoid Freezing
Here are some easy steps homeowners can take when draining their plumbing pipes before the freezing temperatures of winter arrive:
-The first step is to ensure that the water supply to the pipes is shut off. The main water supply will need to be closed off for this process. If you’re not sure of how to shut off your main water supply, contact your local water services provider or a plumber.
-Next, flush all the toilets in your household. Continue flushing the toilets until the water in the toilet tank is gone. Turn on the faucets in all your sinks, tubs and showers next in order to fully drain the water.
-Keep out the chill. Be sure to keep your garage door down in order to protect plumbing on any bordering walls against the cold air.
-Seal any air leaks. Cold air can seep through small gaps and cause pipes to freeze. Check for leaks around windows, doors, exterior switches, wall sockets and electrical wiring. Seal leaks with caulk, weather stripping or insulation as needed.
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