How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

  • February 1, 2023

Frozen pipes are no fun! We’re heading into a stretch of very cold weather that could play havoc with your plumbing system. Water expands when it freezes. Frozen pipes can burst and cause thousands of dollars of damage in a short period of time. 

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

  1. Reroute and / or insulate exposed pipes on the exterior walls, and in attics and crawl-spaces.
  2. Winterize your property during late summer, early fall.
  3. Maintain your boiler regularly.
  4. Turn up your hot water heater during severely cold climates.
  5. Open the faucets slightly during freeze periods to keep it moving in the pipes.
  6. Open doors in rooms with no heat to help warm air from other rooms to circulate.
  7. Invest in a hot water heater blanket.
  8. Shut off the main water supply if you will be away from home for more than 2 days.
  9. Leave your heating on if you will be away.
  10. Pack away hoses and turn off outdoor water supply. 

The success of this is not guaranteed but it helps.

Call Hoerner Heating & Plumbing – 416 463 2573 if you happen to have frozen pipes.