Frozen pipes can cause major (and expensive) damage in your home—so it’s important that you ensure your pipes are prepared for the cold temperatures to come. Find out how to winterize your pipes, both indoors and doors, from the experts at James A. Wheat & Sons. We’ve been providing reliable and professional plumbing services to your friends and neighbors in Montgomery County, MD and Washington, DC since 1978, and we can help you with all your plumbing needs.
If you’re having plumbing issues or you need help getting prepared for winter, contact us by filling out the form to the right or calling 240-399-5051240-399-5051.
There are a few ways you can prevent frozen pipes indoors:
Preventing frozen pipes outdoors is just as important as preventing them indoors. Here’s how:
Although prevention should be enough to avoid any major disasters, know where your water shut-off valve is so you’ll be ready in the event of an emergency. They are usually located in the basement, garage, or another utility area. Make sure you know where it is and how to use it so you can quickly shut off your water in the event of a leak.
If your pipes freeze over, make sure to turn off the water at the shut-off valve and open all of your faucets to allow water and pressure to be released. Next, call a trusted local plumber like James A. Wheat & Sons. We’ll come out and help you defrost your pipes or repair them in the event that they have become damaged.