How To Prevent Pipes From Freezing - Plumbing ANSWERS with Lance Ball

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How To Prevent Pipes From Freezing - Plumbing ANSWERS with Lance Ball

Have you ever encountered issues with frozen plumbing pipes? If so, you’re not alone and there’s help available.

In Rock Springs, Wyoming, Lance Ball, owner of Aspen Mountain Plumbing, offers invaluable insights into how to identify and safely thaw frozen pipes.

Lance has been in the industry for over 25 years and his knowledge and experience make him an excellent resource for those in need. A local homeowner in Rock Springs, WY, put Lance’s expertise to the test when she wrote in asking how to deal with frozen plumbing pipes and what homeowners should do to ensure their home never faces these issues again.

So if you’ve ever had trouble with your plumbing pipe freezing - or simply want to be prepared should it ever happen - check out the following video from Aspen Mountain Plumbing owner Lance Ball.

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There are a few steps you can take to prevent your plumbing pipes from freezing:

  1. Keep your thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night.
  2. Insulate your pipes to keep the heat in. You can use materials like foam pipe insulation or electrical heating tape to wrap your pipes and keep them warm.
  3. Disconnect any hoses from your outside faucets. This will prevent water from sitting in the hose and freezing, which could cause the faucet or the pipes connected to it to freeze.
  4. If possible, allow a small trickle of water to run from your faucets during cold weather. This will help keep water moving through the pipes, which can prevent them from freezing.
  5. If you have a crawl space or an attic, make sure it is properly insulated and sealed to keep cold air out. This will help keep the temperature in your home consistent and prevent your pipes from freezing.

Overall, the key to preventing your plumbing pipes from freezing is to keep the temperature inside your home consistent and to insulate your pipes properly.