Between the snowstorms, ice sheets and the freezing temperatures, Brooklyn residents are aware they’ll need to take precautions to stay warm this winter.
But your home’s plumbing also needs some attention during the colder months to prevent your pipes from freezing, bursting and causing all kinds of damage. Insurance companies estimate the average loss related to frozen pipes is $27,000 in repairs.
While you can’t control the weather, there are some things you can do to keep your pipes snug and warm. Read on to learn more or simply reach out to the expert Brooklyn plumbers at Petry Plumbing & Heating today!
But, just like the best-laid plans of mice and men, sometimes all the prevention in the world doesn’t stop the pipes from freezing. If they do, turn off your water supply immediately. If the pipes are accessible and not near standing water, you could try to use a hair dryer to thaw them out. But DO NOT use an open flame to warm pipes up. For more tips and information, be sure to check out our post about how to avoid costly damage from frozen pipes.
If you are concerned about your pipes freezing, call your Brooklyn plumbing experts at Petri Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Drain Cleaning. Our professional plumbers can not only help you safely thaw your pipes, but they can repair or replace any damaged plumbing.
Petri is an emergency plumber in Brooklyn and can be reached 24/7 by calling (718) 748-1254. Don’t let damaged pipes cause even more damage to your home and your surroundings.