Weather plays a huge role in pipe destruction! That is, if you let it, it plays that role. However, there are many steps you should take to make sure this doesn’t happen. Do you know what they are? If not, you should continue reading to learn more about how to make sure your pipes are weatherproof.
You always have to ensure that you insulate all of your pipes properly. Any pipes that are exposed to the elements, including those in a less climate-controlled garage, should be insulated with pipe coverings. This will include pipes that are out back or in front of your house, leading up to your home, as well as any faucets.
Also, another thing you can do is to have the pipes that are outside of your home buried. Sometimes, this is easier said than done, and other times, it’s an option. The ones you can’t bury should be fitted with pipe coverings as was mentioned in the previous paragraph. You might notice that certain pipes have been left exposed that are easy to bury.
During the winter, you’re going to have to take other steps to make sure your pipes don’t freeze and bust as well. On top of this, you should always be sure you keep your pipes from taking in unnecessary debris. For instance, use screens and drains that ensure that hair, food, and other debris stay out of your pipes.
Other winterizing options include servicing your water heater? Of course this is important, but do you know why? If your water heater is let to fail during the winter, you could seriously be in for it. All the water running through your pipes on an ice cold day will be ice cold. It can easily freeze up your pipes, and they will bust. On top of this, you don’t want to experience a busted water heater during the winter anyway.
If you have well water instead of using city water, then you’re going to have to use water softener. If you don’t, the water you’re using isn’t that great anyway, plus it will affect the pipes. Hard water can deteriorate your pipes really fast, so be sure that you take care of this situation systematically to stay on top of it.
You especially have to think of winter when it comes to taking care of your pipes. Be sure that you continue to look into methods and strategies for winterizing your pipes. Weatherproofing is important and works in conjunction with regular maintenance as well.
When it comes to the plumbing issues in your home, many of them are unnecessary if you practice preventative maintenance on your pipes. Do what you can to ensure that you’re not left with a mess and thousands of dollars in repair. It not only costs you money, but it inconveniences you, and water damage hurts more than just your pipes. Pipes are expensive enough nonetheless, so make sure you practice the tips that have been given to you here.