What’s one of the worst plumbing emergencies you can think of? At Petri Plumbing in Brooklyn, our first thought is related to having burst or frozen pipes as something that we hope our customers will never experience. Having a pipe burst can not only cause significant damage to your plumbing system, but the damage that can occur to your home and your property can often be excessive. To help prevent burst pipes, the team at Petri Plumbing recommends having your pipes and plumbing inspected before the coldest weather strikes Brooklyn to avoid burst pipes during the winter.
At Petri Plumbing, we get calls all winter long from Brooklyn residents with burst pipes, especially during a bitter cold snap. So before the dead of winter, here are some tips that will help keep your pipes in good shape and prevent burst pipes, even during when hard winter freezes return to Brooklyn and NYC.
Have a professional pipe inspection
Having an experienced and licensed plumber like the professionals at Petri Plumbing inspect your home plumbing system to find potential problems before they cause major damage is one of the best things you can do to safeguard against a burst pipe problem. The Petri Plumbing team will inspect both your indoor and outdoor piping and plumbing to find areas of concern to address before cold weather descends on Brooklyn.
Insulate pipes that are exposed to cold temperatures inside the home
People often think most pipes burst outside or under a home, while the truth is that many pipes inside a home are susceptible to freezing temperatures if they are next to an exterior wall, in the floor or a garage or attic. The Petri Plumbing professionals can identify pipes that need added insulation to help minimize the chance for a burst pipe situation before it can occur in your Brooklyn home.
Let a faucet drip on the coldest days
This Old House recommends that if you have pipes that have frozen before, or if you have an area where you can’t add insulation due to the location of the pipes, letting a faucet drip very slowly on the coldest days actually helps prevent pipes from freezing. If the sound of a dripping faucet is annoying, you can also add a piece of string to your faucet to minimize the sound of dripping water.
Being proactive about the plumbing and pipes in your Brooklyn home before cold weather hits our area can help you prevent burst pipes this winter. To have the plumbing professionals at Petri Plumbing inspect your home pipes and plumbing, call Petri Plumbing at (718) 748-1254 to schedule an appointment before winter hits in Brooklyn. In addition, if you are concerned about the damage that may occur from burst pipes, learn about the free emergency valve tagging service that is available from Petri Plumbing today!