Wednesday, January 20, 2016

How to Insulate Your Plumbing Pipes

When water freezes - it expands.

This means that on cold days like today, your plumbing pipes are at risk!  Frozen pipes can expand and burst, leading to a messy cleanup for Rochester homeowners.  Not only will you need to replace your cracked pipes, you might also be left with a flooding mess.  Fortunately, there are ways to prevent this!

By insulating exposed pipes in your home (in your basement, attic, and under your cabinets), you can help create a barrier between your plumbing pipes and the cold winter air.

How to Insulate Your Plumbing:

  1. Protect your plumbing with foam-rubber pipe insulation.  Slip the foam-rubber insulation over your exposed pipes.
  2. Peel away any backing strips and press the adhesive surfaces together to insulate your pipes.
  3. Cut the foam rubber insulation to size at the corner joints and secure with foam tape.
  4. Insulate the areas around your plumbing. Seal any air leaks, holes and cracks around the home with caulking or weatherstripping.
If your run into any problems with your home plumbing this winter or you're not sure how to insulate your pipes through the DIY route, contact our office.  Our plumbing technicians can help make sure that your plumbing system is protected all winter long.

Call 585-216-3058 to contact our office or visit our website to learn more about the plumbing and remodeling services that we offer to the Rochester area.

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