ItIt's Just A Drain, LLC

3501 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, 23607

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Prevent Frozen Pipes

October 5, 2018

Below we discuss how to prevent frozen pipes. Sometimes we can assist you with fixing your plumbing or draining problems with a simple phone call. If you need help at all, you can give us a call at 757-245-0112. We are your plumbing and drain specialists and can fix all your plumbing and drain issues! 

 

 

 

Tips to Prevent Frozen Pipes:

  • Install a reliable back-up power source to ensure continuous power to the building.

  • Insulate all attic penetrations.

  • Properly seal all doors and windows. 

  • Seal all wall cracks and penetrations, including utility service lines.

  • Install insulation and/or heat trace tape with a reliable power source on various wet sprinkler system piping. This includes main lines coming up from underground passing through a wall as well as sprinkler branch lines.

  • Place a monitored automatic excess flow switch on the main incoming domestic water line to provide early detection of a broken pipe or valve when the space is unoccupied.

  • When away from home for an extended period of time, don’t set the thermostat at too low of a temperature. If you are not sure how low to set the temperature, consider shutting off the main water supply and draining the water system.

Open bathroom or kitchen faucets adjacent to outside walls to allow the water to slowly drip. This won’t necessarily prevent the pipe from freezing, but it will relieve excessive pressure to prevent the pipe from bursting, if it does freeze.

 

 


We can fix any of your plumbing and drain issues!  Call us today at:
757-245-0112

 

We provide professional, reliable and quality drain cleaning services for the following locations:


~Newport News, VA
~Hampton, VA
~Williamsburg, VA
~Norfolk, VA
~Virginia Beach, VA
~Suffolk, VA
~Portsmouth, VA
~Chesapeake, VA
~Yorktown, VA
~Poquoson, VA

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