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How to Avoid a Frozen Pipe

busted-copper-pipeIt might still be fall, but we’re full sails ahead into the winter weather here in Reading, MA. If you’ve been outside at all in the last few weeks, you know that it’s freezing cold. One thing that should be at the forefront of your mind is keeping your pipes safe. Sometimes you’re going to run into a pipe freeze—after all, we live in Massachusetts. This isn’t something you have to expect every winter though. It’s something that you can prepare for and work around.

We’ve compiled the best plumbing tips for winter weather below. If things still go awry and you need a plumber in Reading, MA, you can get in touch with the professionals on our team. Make sure that you keep your pipes safe with the help of our team.

Wait… Why is a Frozen Pipe so Bad?

Frozen pipes are inconvenient, sure, but are they really so bad? The answer is yes! Water is unique in the sense that it expands and contracts in different forms. When water freezes it expands and water expanding in your pipe can cause it to crack or break. If you want to avoid major plumbing problems down the line, it’s important to keep your pipes free of frozen water.

A Few Simple Ways to Keep Your Pipes Safe

How can you keep the pipes in your home safe? Here are a few easy ways to make this possible.

  • Drain Your Water: Do you have a swimming pool or sprinklers around your home? It’s important to drain the hoses leading to these appliances before the temperatures really drop off. It’s the best way to prevent freezing.
  • Add Insulation: Add a little extra insulation to those spaces around your home that are high risk (attics, basements, and crawl spaces).
  • Fortify Your Pipes: It’s a great idea to add a simple pipe sleeve to any pipe in your home that’s been prone to freezing. The insulation doesn’t have to be extravagant. It can be something as simple as a pool noodle or a little newspaper. Come to our professionals for recommendations if you’re ever unsure.

Don’t leave your pipes vulnerable—contact us today.

Professional Service Makes All the Difference

We started out our business back in 1986 and we’ve worked on it every single day since then. Throughout our decades in business, we’ve worked hard to find that balance between staying on top of all the technological advances in the HVAC industry and staying true to our values. We’re the team that knows our stuff and stays ahead of the curve while maintaining our integrity.

We work with all the top brands and you’re never going to have to worry about dishonesty and hidden fees. Make sure that you come to a team of people that you can really trust to do the work that you need.

Contact Cooling Unlimited, Inc. if you have plumbing problems this winter. Give us a call to find our how we can meet your unique heating and cooling needs! Schedule an appointment today.

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