You can’t control the winter temperatures, but you can reduce the risk of home damage during freezing weather. Frozen pipes can burst and cause serious damage (and a serious financial disaster). If you live in New Jersey, your plumbing needs to be prepared and protected against harsh winters — especially if you live in a home with old plumbing.
Some actions you can take right now include insulation and sealing out the winter air:
Don’t turn the heating system off when you leave for vacation. Turn it down but keep the home heated to about 60 degrees at a minimum.
We also recommend shutting off water at the main valve if you will be gone for a few days. Zero water in the pipes protects you better than a dripping faucet, which can still freeze.
When it drops below freezing outside, much of your plumbing will be exposed to the frost. Here’s what you can do temporarily on those coldest days and nights of a New Jersey winter:
Finally, if you are afraid that your pipes are getting frozen, run the faucets to check for low water pressure. If you seem to have ice in the pipes, turn up the thermostat or use a space heater, and use a warm compress or blow dryer to gently warm the pipes. Then, call us for an inspection or emergency maintenance as needed — the sooner, the better.
We’re New Jersey’s experts in plumbing and HVAC, so we can troubleshoot frozen pipes and provide full service for plumbing, insulation, and heating solutions. Contact us at Woolley Home Solutions for help with frozen pipes and other winter trouble!
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