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Preparing Plumbing Pipes for Winter in Ottawa
The weather is changing and winter is almost here, ensuring that individuals will start to get quite a bit colder. However, it’s important to know that people will not be the only thing impacted by the cold winter air this season. The plumbing pipes in the home are also going to be vulnerable to the many potential problems that can be caused. In order to prevent the issues you may face, be sure to take the proper steps and prepare your Ottawa home’s plumbing pipes for the winter.
Check the Water Supply
Go around your home to check the water supply lines located in cold places. For instance, look at the garage and attic, bathroom cabinets, crawl spaces, and basement. Similarly, check the water heater. Find the plumbing pipes associated with all these areas and insulate them to ensure the water doesn’t freeze.
Drain Outdoor Hoses and Valves
Any water that remains in hoses or valves has the chance to freeze. If it does, the pipe can become damaged and even burst. Should this happen, you may have to deal with expensive repairs as a result of the damaged pipe or pipes.
Drain Areas of Stagnant Water
Have a pool? What about a water fountain? In any of these situations, including if you have a sprinkler system, you should take the time to remove the water from these areas. This prevents any serious damages from occurring and keeps you from having to pay a lot of money for repairs.
Call a Professional
If you are not sure what you need to do in order to prepare your pipes for winter, call skilled and experienced Ottawa plumbers who can come out and help you. Pick someone who can effectively target the right areas and get the job completely.
At Mr. Rooter® of Ottawa, we take the time to ensure our customers have the services they need to get through the long winter in the most comfort possible.
Schedule your service by calling us today.