Inspector’s Corner – Fall Maintenance Tip 4 of 6 – Cold is Not Your Plumbing’s Friend

Happy Friday Readers!   It’s time once again for another timely tip from Matt Steger at WIN Home Inspection!  Fall is definitely here and with temperatures dipping below freezing, Matt has some tips regarding your plumbing and how to keep it healthy and intact all winter long! 

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This week’s maintenance tip can help prevent a burst pipe or damaged hose.  I recommend disconnecting your garden hoses from outside hose bibs and store them inside.  If your exterior water spigots have interior shutoff valves (normally found just inside where the water spigot is located), it’s a good idea to shut the internal valve to help prevent freezing pipes that could burst. Matt Steger

Plumbing pipes located in unheated basements or crawl spaces can be insulated to help prevent bursting pipes.  Pipe insulation (essentially long pieces of foam with a slit in them) can be easily installed over plumbing pipes to help prevent them from freezing and will also help keep the water hot in your hot water pipes.

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Jason Burkholder

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