Preventative Residential Plumbing Tips in Reno Nevada

Preventative Residential Plumbing Tips in Reno Nevada

Are you worried about your plumbing pipes freezing in Reno Nevada? Have you taken the necessary preventative steps to ensure that you don’t have a plumbing disaster this holiday?

According to an article at learningcenter.statefarm.com, “Residential Plumbing Prevention Tips”

“Even if you’ve taken the right preventative steps, extreme weather conditions can still harm your pipes. Here are a few more steps you can take:

  • A trickle of hot and cold water might be all it takes to keep your pipes from freezing. Let warm water drip overnight, preferably from a faucet on an outside wall.
  • Keep your thermostat set at the same temperature during both day and night. You might be in the habit of turning down the heat when you’re asleep, but further drops in the temperature – more common overnight – could catch you off guard and freeze your pipes.
  • Open cabinet doors to allow heat to get to un-insulated pipes under sinks and appliances near exterior walls.
  • Before You Leave
  • Travelling in the winter months might be good for the soul, but don’t forget to think about your pipes before you leave. What can you do?
  • Set the thermostat in your house no lower than 55°F (12°C).
  • Ask a friend or neighbor to check your house daily to make sure it’s warm enough to prevent freezing.
  • Shut off and drain the water system. Be aware that if you have a fire protection sprinkler system in your house, it may be deactivated when you shut off the water.”

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If you find that your residential plumbing pipes freeze in Reno Nevada, visit JetPlumbing.com to schedule a service appointment.

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