Winter hit the Kentucky area a little ahead of schedule this year, threatening your pipes. In the first few weeks of November alone, we had near-record low temperatures, and one moderate snowfall. Despite the freezin’ season’s early arrival, it’s not too late! We can still wrap those rascals in insulation and get you ready for what promises to be a long, cold winter this year.
Water expands when it freezes, which is how your pipes crack and burst during cold winter months. While some people recommend leaving a trickle of water running overnight during the coldest weather, that doesn’t always work. Plus, it wastes water! There’s a better way to protect your pipes. Proper insulation will keep your pipes warm and toasty throughout even the coldest nights.
Pipes freeze because they are in unheated space or on an outside wall. Insulation is a great help in less heated spaces, like basements and outside walls. In unheated spaces, even insulation can’t guarantee your pipes won’t freeze. If you’re not sure your pipes are winter-ready, we can do an inspection now, before the weather gets worse. And most importantly, before your pipes burst. If your pipes need insulation, we’ll provide a fast, friendly quote for the job.
Believe us, it’s much better — and a whole lot cheaper — to prevent frozen pipes than it is to repair busted ones. When that ice thaws, it will leave a mess of water behind to cause even more damage. Avoid having a winter plumbing problem. Get a free quick quote at any time, including nights and weekends. Call Dauenhauer before you need plumbing repair, and save yourself time, money and headaches.