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What Are You Doing to Prevent Frozen Pipes & Water Damage

What Are You Doing to Prevent Frozen Pipes & Water Damage

- 12:15 pm - December 27th, 2019


With another Virginia winter comes the potential for freezing temperatures, and those temperatures pose an often overlooked threat to your home: Frozen pipes! It’s not just that pipes can freeze, it’s what could happen when they freeze…

Frozen pipes and lead to burst pipes!

When water freezes in the pipes of your home, it expands and can cause the pipes to burst, leading to costly water damage and plumbing repairs. Luckily, there are steps you can take to prevent frozen pipes in your home:

  • Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines running through it

  • Allow warm air to circulate around plumbing by opening your kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors

  • Letting water drip from a faucet that’s supplied by exposed pipes can help prevent freezing

  • Keep the thermostat set the same temperature night and day during the coldest days – especially during a cold snap!

  • If you’re going away, don’t set the temperature any lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit

  • Add insulation to attics, basements, crawlspaces, and any other locations throughout your home where pipes are present. Additionally, you can add insulation to the pipes themselves for extra protection

Taking the proper steps to preventing frozen pipes is a smart idea, and another way you can help your home stay warm enough is by keeping your home heating equipment well maintained by a Parker Oil Company technician. Call or contact us online today to schedule your heating system tune-up!


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