For home and business owners in New York, winter months can bring on immense stress due to plummeting temperatures that lead to frozen pipes. Sewer and drain systems can become extremely vulnerable in the winter months which leads to problems for New York residents. At Drain Doctor, we know how important it is to keep your family, employees, and customers safe year-round. Our team understand that specific needs of New York structures when icy temperatures hit our state.
The major problem with most pipes during winter is that they freeze and unfreeze at a rapid rate causing pipe to crack and burst. This means that your pipes experience sudden leaks and fractures, creating serious problems for your home or business.
Our goal is to provide all of our customers with tips to keep your pipe systems safe during the winter:
Insulate your pipes
Make sure all of your pipes are properly insulated. Insulation for pipes can easily be installed by Drain Doctor New York, so don’t hesitate to call us before the winter sets in and it’s a little too late for a simple repair. Insulating your pipes is a relatively easy task and our team of professionals are always courteous handling your service with professionalism and accuracy.
Ensure all pipes are leak-free and firmly sealed
A simple drain camera inspection can easily remove the problem of a leak or an unsealed pipe. In order to better prepare your pipes for winter, it’s best to get your pipes inspected and sealed before the winter months set in. This ensures they’re prepared for the additional pressure and stress that comes with freezing and unfreezing.
Let your faucets drip
Allowing water to constantly run through your pipes allows them a little less opportunity to freeze. This can be exceptionally helpful, since pipe freezing can cause them to burst when they unfreeze during the warmer parts of winter. Allowing your faucets to drip may seem costly and unnecessary, but it may save you thousands of dollars in the long run.
Disconnect and shut off all water hose systems
Running water hoses can present a huge problem, as they can freeze and encourage freezing in other pipes. It’s best to disconnect them and fold them up, protecting them from the cold in an attic, basement, or under a cabinet.
Drain swimming pools and water sprinkler supply lines
Swimming pools and water sprinkler supply lines both connect to your main water line. Freezing can cause other lines to freeze, meaning your pipes become clogged by ice. Prevent this by draining these lines before temperatures drop.
If you have concerns about safeguarding your pipes before the winter months arrive, call Drain Doctor in Westchester, NY for help today!