Once upon a time, a family lived in a wonderful house. For a while, everything was great; the sun was shining, and all was well. Then one day, cold fell upon the land, and everything went wrong. Mr. Scrooge didn’t tell his tenants about the freezing temperatures or the damage frozen pipes could cause their homes. Instead, he waited for the pipes to burst and damage the property. Then, he came in and demanded payment from the family and ruined their Christmas festivities because the repairs took all the money they had.
The sad story for this family doesn’t have to happen to you this winter season. Instead, let Reichelt Plumbing save the day by offering you a few DIY tips that can preserve the plumbing for our residential and commercial clients in Northwest Indiana & South Cook County Illinois. Winterizing your pipes will both help with water heating costs and prevent interior flooding (which is expensive to repair) caused by burst pipes.
Your pipes almost always have water in them, this is what ensures water instantly comes out of the faucet when you turn it on. As a result, when the temperatures go to freezing or below, the water in the pipes begins to freeze and expands. This causes pressure to build up in the pipes and can cause the pipes to burst or crack and spill water into your home. The pipes that are most vulnerable are pipes touching an exterior wall, un-insulated pipes that are exposed to the outdoors, and faucets or fixtures that are not winterized or detached from the hoses. The easiest way to protect these pipes is by buying an insulation tube and covering the pipe. This will help prevent the water inside from freezing.
No matter what happens, our licensed technicians are always available to resolve your plumbing problems. At Reichelt Plumbing, we offer both residential plumbing services and commercial plumbing services. Locally owned and operated, we have been in business for over 25 years, and owe our longevity and success as a business to our unwavering commitment to satisfy all our customer demands in a timely fashion. For money saving tips, coupons, and testimonials, visit us on the web. And feel free to contact one of our friendly representatives with any questions or service needs.
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