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Preventing frozen pipes

Written on: January 2, 2019

frozen pipesFrozen water pipes in your Pennsylvania home can be a problem at best, and a disaster at worst: A simple 1/8-inch crack in a pipe can release 250 gallons of water a day – enough to fill about three average-sized bathtubs.
More importantly, it’s enough to do some real damage to your home, causing structural problems and creating the long-term potential for mold growth.
Needless to say, this is something you want to avoid.
The good news is that by taking a few simple precautions, you can prevent the expense and aggravation that frozen pipes cause. Here are some tips:
Early in the season or in the offseason:

If it is freezing outside:

If you are planning a vacation or own a summer home that sits unused:

If your pipes have frozen:

If your water pipes have already burst

Want to know the best way to keep your pipes from freezing? Service your heating equipment to keep it working properly and make sure you have a reliable supply of propane or heating oil on hand. If you need help with either, contact the pros at Ace-Robbins today! Ace-Robbins: Serving Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, Sullivan, and Wyoming Counties.