frozen pipes

Let’s Kick Some Ice! Avoid Freezing Issues.


Henry Plumbing was proud to have been interviewed by WTOC during the cold snap in early January.  Here is a link to the video about how to protect your pipes from freezing.

Every year when the cold season starts rolling around, most homeowners are pretty used to leaving their faucets dripping to protect their pipes from freezing. But that still leaves the rest of your water sources to fend off the harsh weather on their own!

Here are some more tips to help protect the rest of your home from old man Winter.

  1. Covering Your Outdoor Spigots
    During cold weather it’s important to disconnect your hose from your outdoor spigots, and insulate them from the surrounding temperature with a hose bib (bought at your local hardware store) or by simply covering it with a towel and duct tape. This can be extremely effective at protecting your outdoor connecting pipes when done right.
  2. Protecting Your Irrigation Systems
    If you have an irrigation system with an outdoor storage tank, it’s incredibly useful to cover/wrap the connecting pipes or drain system with similar insulating materials.
  3. Saving Wells or Outdoor Wet Bars
    In order to keep wells or pipes for a wet bar safe, you can cover them with a blanket or put a heating lamp beside them. This is extremely important if you don’t want to turn your water off.
  4. Keeping Your Outdoor Water Heater Running Smoothly
    If you have an outdoor water heater, you’re usually pretty safe when it comes to cold temperatures for the heater itself, but the pipes connecting it to your house may not be.
  5. Ensure Your Crawl Space is Protected
    Insulating and protecting your crawl space from heat can help your home combat low temperatures. If you can’t get into your crawl space, contact a professional.

Keep these tips and mind, and always remember to keep safety as a number one priority. If you for any reason don’t feel confidant in insulating your pipes for winter, or feel like your homemade solutions are unsafe, don’t hesitate to call a professional!


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