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Home Improvement  /  January 22, 2020

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Well, it’s official – winter is in full swing here in Indianapolis. If you’re worried about how your home’s plumbing is standing up to the frigid temperatures, consider these 4 tips from the general handyman and plumbing experts of Handyman Connection of Carmel

Set your thermostat at 55°F or above

Turning off your heat while you’re out may seem like a great way to save money in the winter, but not if it results in frozen pipes. It’s important to keep your home’s temperature above 55°F to keep your plumbing system in tip-top shape. 

Let air circulate underneath your sinks

If you have sinks that sit on an external wall or in colder areas of your home like an unfinished basement, open the cabinet doors underneath them to let warm air get to the pipes.

Add insulation to exposed pipes

This is another good tip for pipes and sinks in colder areas of the home. Adding pipe tape or foam insulation is an easy way to protect your pipes – to make sure they’re properly covered, make sure to call a plumbing expert to handle it for you. 

Run the water just a little

Standing water freezes more easily inside pipes, so for those pipes in colder areas of the home, or in the case of a power and heat outage, run your water on just a trickle to prevent the pipes from freezing.

Call Handyman Connection of Carmel for Frozen Pipes and Plumbing Help

Whether you want help protecting your pipes or need a plumbing professional to help fix one that’s burst, Handyman Connection of Carmel is your top local general handyman services provider in the Indianapolis area. Call (317) 886-1747 to get in touch with our expert home repair and maintenace craftsmen today.

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