As New Jersey’s #1 Plumbing Company, with services in Haddonfield, Williamstown, and Princeton since 1948, Hutchinson Plumbing Heating Cooling has trained and experienced plumbers ready to fix all of your plumbing issues and meet your drain cleaning demands. However, if you want to make it through winter 2016 without needing one of our plumbers, here are a few helpful hints to keep your pipes from bursting.
- Prepare the outside – once all of the yard work is done for the season, make sure to shut off and drain the outdoor faucets. Also, disconnect and drain any hoses. While this task seems easy enough it often ends up an afterthought for many people. If you don’t disconnect and drain all of the water from your hoses, you will not only find yourself with useless hoses once spring arrives, but it can cause your pipes to freeze, expand, and burst!
- Prepare your pipes #1– to protect the pipes inside your home, this year consider insulating the accessible water pipes throughout your home. Many big-box or local hardware stores will sell prefabricated insulation specially designed for home water pipes. Once you determine the size you need, these pieces are easily and quickly installed anywhere you can access.
- Prepare your pipes #2 – in some homes, there are water pipes running up, or near, exterior walls. To protect these pipes, it may be best to insulate the entire wall. While this may require cutting access into the walls, which will later need to be patched, pipes in these areas tend to cause more damage to homes when they do leak. In the end, the little bit of work now may save you a big headache down the road.
- Keep temperatures above 32 degrees – water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit. If you can keep it above that temperature, then the risk of plumbing pipes freezing and leaking is greatly reduced. Schedule service on your heater today to ensure it continues to work all winter long.
Homeowners in New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Delaware can “Trust Hutch” with all of their plumbing issues and drain cleaning needs. We have been servicing NJ, PA, and DE since 1948. Call 866-953-8728 or visit hutchbiz.com today to take advantage of the “High Five Special.” Ends on 11/31/16!