Cold snaps are not uncommon in the Milwaukee area during winter. During such times, the unusually low temperatures can result in the freezing of water pipes. As a result, water flow is restricted and you don’t get any water whenever you turn on your faucet or want to take a shower since ice blocks the pipe.
If you struggle with frozen pipes at home, here are some tips that will help you avoid such events.
Let Dripping Faucets Be
While this may not be a great fix, it does have good results! Essentially, pipes freeze because water isn’t circulating and it gets worse when temperatures drop. If you have a leaky faucet and no other way to deal with frozen pipes, allowing the water to drip allows for water circulation in the pipe and can help prevent frozen pipes.
However, this is strictly an improvisation or temporary solution, and it is advisable that you get the leaky faucet and vulnerable pipe both fixed.
Keep an Eye on Your Doors
Pipes freeze due to low temperatures. Normally, 20℉ can result in a frozen pipe especially if it is near a wall. Another quick fix to avoid this would be opening your doors to allow for heat circulation. Particularly, opening the kitchen cabinet doors helps warm air to circulate to the pipes thus preventing a freeze.
In cases where the pipes run through the garage and is the culpable area for frozen pipes, ensure that you close the garage door at all time to prevent cold air from reaching the pipes.
Insulate Your Pipes
The best fix for frozen pipes is a professional, lasting one that that brings convenience and even boosts the value of your property. With a professional helping with the insulation of your pipes, you will never have to worry about turning to preventative measures during winter too prevent frozen pipes. Water will flow normally throughout winter, regardless of temperature drops.
If you would like to have your pipes insulated or repaired due to a freeze, we can offer the help. Reach out to PlumbingEmergencyMilwaukee.com so that we can handle the problem.