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How To Prevent Frozen Pipes From Fizzling Out?

August 9, 2021

Ice-cold frozen pipes are one of the biggest frustrations of any homeowner. The temperature dips and awfully cold months are dreaded by homeowners. Pipes and plumbing system in a house is most affected. It freezes and eventually falls apart. Restoring the broken pipes and putting them back in function is not as easy as it sounds. More importantly, the costs of fixing the cracked pipes are overwhelming. Home warranty plans can help you sigh a breath of relief and not worry about busting your budget.  

To know the ins and outs of home protection warranties, go ahead and consult with a warranty service provider. If you are expecting your home insurance coverage to kick in, you might be dismayed. Insurance only plays a part when any of the home components are wrecked due to natural calamities like floods, cyclones, and others, theft, and disastrous fire accidents. The frozen pipe breakdown situation does not fall on the list. Home warranty plans offer coverage on standard household components like pipes, appliances, and a bunch of crucial home systems.  

Don’t wait for the pipes to burst and crack down. Keep a check on the symptoms instead.

Signs that the pipes are iced

Self-inspect your beautiful home as and when you can. Some of the commonly spotted signs that suggest that the water pipes are conking out include:

   • No running water when the faucet is turned on

   • Corroding bulges and cracks, visible on the pipes

   • Weird smells and uncanny sounds.

To take note of the signs of corrosion and breaking of pipes, always keep tabs on whether or not the water runs smoothly when the faucets are on.

What precautions can you take to stop the pipes from conking out?

Frankly, there is no real practical way to increase the temperature of the ground. While you cannot rule out the leaks and cracks in the pipes, there are a few tips to prevent the pipes from slapping down.

1. Keep a couple of faucets running

Certainly, it does sound like a wastage of water. However, when one or two faucets are left open, just enough to allow water to trickle slowly, the pipes are less prone to become icy. Of course, keep the faucets open when the weather outside is freezing cold.

2. Take off the hose from the faucet outside

If a hose is connected to a faucet, the water fails to be drained properly. Result? The water in the pipe accumulates, freezes, and wrecks the pipes.

3. A heating tape can work wonders

Fortunately, there is equipment known as heat tape. The device can be installed to keep the pipes snug and heated. If you are not sure how to set the device up, call a technician to install the heat tape.

4. Cover up the leaks

Keep an eye on leakages if any. It could be a leak on the pipes, the dryer vent, wiring, or anything. If you spot a leak, seal it right away. This prevents the cold air to pass through the pipes.

Call a plumber to check the current pipe arrangements. Home warranty plans are anyway available to nip the expenses. Speak to a warranty service provider today and pick a plan to safe-keep the pipes and functional components in your home. 

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