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Winterizing to prevent frozen pipes


Winter weather brings the opportunity of freezing pipes and plumbing. Water expands as it freezes.  No matter the strength of a container, expanding water can cause pipes to break. Pipes most likely to freeze are those that are exposed to severe cold like outdoor hose bibs, swimming pool supply lines, water sprinkler lines and water supply pipes in unheated interior areas like basements, crawl spaces, attics, garages or kitchen cabinets. You also need to be concerned about pipes that are against exterior walls that have little or no insulation as they are subject to freezing as well.

You can avoid the potential of freezing pipes and the damage they can cause when they start to thaw  and LEAK!  The following are some ideas that may save you hundreds of dollars in repair costs.

If you have a shut-off value for exterior water lines - SHUT IT OFF.  Look for it in the garage, around the walls near the hot water tank or the door leading into the house. You may also find it in a closet near the front or back door, typically close to the floor. Sometimes they are under the stairway or a 1st floor bathroom sink cabinet by the water supply lines.  Lastly you might look in an attached storage shed on the wall by the hot water heater. 

If you find the valves, hopefully they are marked.  One may be the main valve (for the whole house water supply) and the other for the hose bibs or outside faucets.  Once you find the shutoff valve and turn it off, you will also want to disconnect any hoses from outside faucets and cut the faucet on to drain the water out of the line.  Be sure to drain the hose as well to prevent if from freezing as well. 

If you do not have shutoff valves, or simply cannot find them, put an insulated cover, or a towel around the faucet to prevent the severe wind chill from freezing the pipe. You may also let the cold water drip from the faucet served by the exposed pipes.  Even at a trickle, it helps prevent pipes from freezing. 

Disconnect any well or pump you may have by unplugging it. Shut off the pump and winterize it (Drain it of any water).  Cut the water flow line off, open up the faucets and drain the water from those lines as well. Drain the pump head by removing the drain plug on the base of the pump by the neck where the pump hold the water.  If you cannot do this, you can always insulate the pump with a blanket or a thick towel as mentioned above for the outside faucets.

By taking these easy preventative measures, you will save yourself a big headache and the expense of a plumber for repairs.    Call COASTLINE CONSTRUCTION LLC  for all your home improvement projects, or needed repairs.  "Quality is our Specialty"

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