Tips to Avoid the #1 Winter Plumbing Emergency

Doesn’t it seem like summer was just coming to a close? Now that November is officially underway, it’s not too early to start thinking about who offers plumbing services near Northbrook to stay ahead of plumbing-related problems.

The top reason that we get service calls during the winter is due to pipes that have unexpectedly burst because they are frozen. Before you get nervous about this happening to you, know that with the right approach, you can significantly reduce your chances of this happening to you.

Add Insulation

Wall insulation is something that should be done by a professional, but insulating your pipes is something that you can easily do on your own. Head to your local hardware store to grab some pipe insulating sleeves. Make sure to get measurements beforehand so you know how much insulation to get.

Consider Leaving Cabinets or Drawers Open

We know what you’re thinking; what does opening a kitchen cabinet have to do with my pipes? Although it may not be as aesthetically pleasing as you prefer, opening your cabinets, or even cracking them, can help the air flow from your heater reach your pipes that are located under your sink.

Drain Outdoor Faucets

If you have an outdoor hose and faucet, make sure to drain them and leave them open to prevent water from accumulating and freezing. If you can’t shut the water off only in your basement, consider leaving a small trickle of water going at all times to prevent freezing from occurring.

Of course, if you need assistance with anything plumbing-related, our team at BMW Plumbing, Inc. is always here to help. Get in touch if you want more information about keeping your pipes problem-free this winter.

About the Author

I’m Andy Visconi, the Operations Manager at BMW Plumbing since 1999.  When I’m not talking to our many Customers about their plumbing needs, scheduling one of our expert plumbers to a home or business or responding to plumbing emergencies, I can be found spending time with my wife Megan and two children.

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