Prevent Pipe Bursting In Your Home
During the cold winters of Denver, the chances of your home’s pipe bursting are increased. If you do not pay attention to your plumbing system, you could risk expensive repairs and replacements that run into thousands of dollars. With a few simple precautions, you can protect your Denver property from extensive damage.
Preventive measures for pipe bursts
One of the most effective ways to prevent pipe bursts in your home is to regularly check for damage. You can inspect the pipes for damage with simple household tools or opt for a through video pipeline inspection to ensure that you won’t be facing any emergencies this winter. Keep your home warm and regulated throughout the winter, even if you are not at home. Leave the roof space trap door open to allow ventilation during extreme conditions. Clogged water tanks and pipes could freeze without exposure to warm air. Ensure that all taps and faucets in kitchens and bathrooms are turned off at night to prevent water from freezing and expanding the pipes. If you have primary pipelines exposed to the cold, ensure that they are properly insulated with foam or other appropriate materials easily available at your local home improvement store.
What not to do!
If you want to protect your home’s piping system, it is important to follow dos and don’ts. Never use your paraffin, gas or electric heater in your roof space. Ensure that you become familiar with the water supply system and its workings in your home. Find the stopcock in your home that immediately turns off water supply in case of emergencies.