How To Winterize Your Pipes in Brooklyn
Today we’re going to help you learn to winterize pipes in your home. As January cold weather settles into Brooklyn and NYC in 2017 and with cold weather expected to be around for the foreseeable future, making sure that your Brooklyn plumbing is protected from winter can help prevent serious damage to your home from burst pipes. If you are concerned about the plumbing in your Brooklyn home, the plumbing professionals at Petri Plumbing can help you stay on top of any potential plumbing issues this winter.
The Petri Plumbing experts have worked with a number of Brooklyn homeowners to ensure that their homes are protected from the damage that winter can cause and are proud to offer these tips to help prevent plumbing emergencies until warm weather arrives. This is why it’s so essential to properly winterize pipes in your home.
Tips To Winterize Pipes in Your Home
Professional Plumbing Inspections
The team at Petri Plumbing can completely inspect your plumbing for any signs of potential issues with your plumbing before the coldest weather hits. Having a professional inspection can help determine trouble spots with your plumbing to offer peace of mind for the safety of your Brooklyn home.
Turn off outside water faucets
If your Brooklyn home has outside water faucets, make sure that you have removed any attached water hoses from spigots and cover them with readily available covers. If you can shut off water pipes that lead to your outside faucets, do so to minimize the opportunity for frozen pipes. This is one of the easiest steps you can take to winterize pipes.
Know the location of your main water shutoff valve
If you have a plumbing emergency from a burst pipe, the most important step you can take immediately is to shut off the main water valve in your home. Making sure that everyone knows where the main water valve shutoff is located can also be extremely helpful to minimize water damage from a burst pipe. To help your family in a plumbing emergency, Petri Plumbing offers free emergency valve tagging that can save time when there is an emergency issue with your plumbing.
Protect your pipes and keep the heat flowing
If you have exposed plumbing pipes or pipes that back up against exterior walls, insulating these pipes can help protect them during bitter cold in Brooklyn. In addition, making sure that your home boiler and heating systems are working properly can help keep warm air flowing inside your home to protect pipes from freezing.
If you are concerned about the Brooklyn plumbing in your home being affected by bitter cold temperatures this winter, our team is available to help winterize pipes and protect your home from the dangers of frozen or burst pipes. If you need emergency plumbing service or are interested in learn more about how Petri Plumbing can assist you with the plumbing in your Brooklyn home, contact us anytime at (718) 748-1254.