December is almost here, and you know what that means...
That's right - forget about enjoying Santa's sleigh and warm gatherings around the fire. Instead, you're stuck with the headache and hassle of frozen pipes in your home or business.
Here at Covert Plumbing, we don't want you to have to worry about the hassle of pipes freezing on you this winter. Let's take a look, together, on why this happens and how we can help prevent frozen pipes this holiday season (and beyond).
How & Why Do Pipes Freeze?
Waterline pipes can be made with a series of metals and plastics including:
Regardless of what these water lines are made of, it cannot always prevent your pipes from freezing during extremely cold temperatures. Here in the Nashville, TN area - temperatures can reach to as low as 5-10 degrees as night (but let's not forget that wind chill! Burrrr!)
With temperatures like this coupled with an older home, you're bound to have issues with your piping and water lines.
Here at Covert Plumbing - we're here to help you get educated on what happens when these pipes freeze and how you can prevent this from happening on your own.
What Happens When Pipes Freeze?
When people here about freezing pipes, they don't always think about the fact that when water freezes, it expands. This is what happens with your pipes. When they become frozen, the water expansion may likely cause your pipe to break open.
It's not just the fact that the water expands, but that when your pipes freeze, there is still water pressure flowing to that area and trying to flow through the pipe. Between the pressure and the water expansion - this will cause your pipes to break.
When your pipes break, this causes leak issues and a horrendous project to clean up and fix.
Here in Tennessee, no matter what you do, you cannot control the weather, and the toll it takes on our homes and businesses. What we can do is best prepare as much as possible to help prevent frozen pipes. We've listed a few ways you can prevent your pipes from freezing, and allow yourselves to enjoy the holidays, and beyond!
Top 5 Ways To Prevent Frozen Pipes
Here at Covert Plumbing we strive to give you the information you need so that we are your last resort. We are passionate about teaching our customers how they can prevent issues so that they can save money and avoid emergencies.
If in fact you are having an emergency, please don't hesitate to give us a call at anytime.
So how about that furnace we were talking about earlier? Let's see how we can keep your furnace maintained to not only avoid freezing your pipes, but also preventing any other heating problems!
How To Maintain Your Furnace
The intent of this information is to remain general for common, updated furnaces. Please be aware that your furnace may need professional maintenance. In the meantime, here are 5 easy ways you can keep your furnace running efficiently.
If you find yourself in need of a plumber in Hermitage, Mount Juliet, or Nashville - please give us a call at 615-887-4427.