For those who have lived in Utah for more than a few winters, we know the potential risks of a big snowstorm. The prepared among us will take steps to get ready anytime there’s a really big storm on the horizon, and one area that’s often included in this preparation is home plumbing.
At All Hours Plumbing, Drain Cleaning, Heating & Cooling, our plumbers can help prepare you for the next big storm. Here are a few important areas to be sure you’re considering.
Big storms bring the risk of a lack of general warmth and circulation, which can lead to several possible plumbing issues. Be sure to locate any pipes that are found in open areas, such as in crawl spaces or attics or even along walls, and insulate these pipes beforehand. In addition, open cabinet and closet doors to help circulate warm air for areas with pipes behind them.
If you have any pipes that are beginning to free, soak towels in hot water and then wrap them around the coldest section of the pipe. There are also other warming tools you can use here. Another way to prevent frozen pipes is by turning the faucets on just enough to create a slow drip.
All adults and even some older children should know where the home’s main shutoff valve is when a big storm approaches. If a pipe bursts or another major emergency takes place, shutting this valve off is the first and most important step.
Large amounts of water from snowfall put the sump pump to work, so take time before the storm begins to ensure that yours is in good working order.
If you’re leaving town during a period of time where a big storm is expected, take a couple basic temperature concerns to heart. Leave your heat on at at least 55 degrees or higher to prevent issues from cropping up while you’re gone.
For more on preparing for the big storm, or to learn about any of our plumbing services, speak to the pros at All Hours Plumbing, Drain Cleaning, Heating & Cooling today.
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Our complete lines of Salt Lake City plumbing and HVAC services include everything from drain cleaning and water heater replacement, to air conditioning repair and furnace maintenance. No matter what you need (or when you need it!), when it comes to your plumbing or HVAC, we have you covered. Reach out to us when you need plumbing, HVAC or fireplace help, and we’ll show you how easy it can be to get your home’s systems working well again soon!