It’s Wintertime! Is Your Home Prepared?
It is that time of year when it could get cold enough to cause frozen pipes and do some damage. Remember last winter? There were not enough hours in the day for us to make all the repairs made necessary by the freeze. If it happened to you lasts year, what is your plan to stop it from happening again? I have a few ideas for you.
First off don’t typically see pipes freeze until the temperature drops below 28-29 for more than four hours or so. High winds could change that a little, but we don’t start seeing broken pipes until the temps dip below 29 Second thing is insulation may not save you. Sure it helps in a light freeze situation, but I am here to tell you. We had to cut off a lot of insulation out of our way to repair broken pipes last winter. Just because you have not had a broken pipe yet doesn’t mean you are freezeproof. Breaks occur because the water in your pipes expand, and stretch out the copper until it tears. Every time your copper pipe freezes it could be stretched. The next freeze it stretches again. Eventually the tear will occur. Then the leaking, the flooding, and the crying. You get the idea!
If you want to have us come out and look things over before the cold really sets in, GIVE US A CALL! Prevention is always cheaper than repairs.
Radiant Plumbing & Air Conditioning
2908 San Gabriel Austin Texas
If you are looking for plumbing or air conditioning service in Austin, Texas then please call (512)-948-3453 or complete our online request form.