Protect Your Pipes This Winter

There are a lot of things to keep in mind when dealing with the winter season in Vermont. Getting the driveway cleared before it’s impassable, ensuring you’ve got enough fuel and wood on-hand, and so much more. One facet of life in the harsh New England winter season is protecting your plumbing system, as well. Too often, homeowners find themselves dealing with burst pipes, and the many headaches they can cause.

Truth be told, there is really no way in which you can hope to completely eliminate the risk of frozen pipes in your home. There are plenty of ways in which you can minimize the risk of encountering such problems, though. Contact a member of our staff immediately if you encounter any trouble with frozen pipes in Charlestown, NH or Southern VT.

  • If you have any plumbing pipes outdoors for irrigation purposes, a swimming pool, or otherwise, be sure to drain them completely. Refer to manufacturer’s instructions if you have any questions at all about how to effectively purge water from the system.
  • Make sure that your hoses are removed, drained, and housed safely for the winter. Shut off the supply of water to outdoor bibs from within your house, and drain the bibs of water entirely. You may want to leave the valve outside open to prevent any remaining water within from damaging the connection due to expansion.
  • Be sure to insulate your pipes indoors. There are plenty of options that can make a major difference. Simple insulation sleeves are very cheap, easily installed, and readily available.
  • Open up your cabinets and drawers if you have piping running through them. It may look a bit strange, but it helps to keep warm air from the house circulating around those pipes. Just be careful to keep anything dangerous out of reach of young children. Nothing is worth a safety risk, even avoiding burst pipes!

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