Protect Your Plumbing and Freeze Proof Outdoor Faucet
Freeze proof outdoor faucet? Are you aware of the ways to protect your home and plumbing by doing this?
Water damage is one of the most common homeowners insurance claims and may be covered only when it’s accidental. When the homeowner fails to do preventive maintenance or protect their plumbing, the insurance company may not cover it.
During winter, it’s common knowledge that the pipes can burst especially when you don’t protect them. When the temperature reaches below zero, the water inside the pipes can freeze, causing them to expand and burst. Water damage can cost you thousands in repairs and restorations, which is it’s essential to protect your outdoor plumbing to prevent frozen pipes. In this article, we’ll talk about how to freeze-proof your outdoor faucet.
Disconnect Hose Before Winter
To prevent frozen pipes and avoid costly water damage, consider disconnecting your outdoor hoses during the fall or when the temperatures start to drop. It’s always best to take extra precautions to avoid winter repairs and other issues that may come up during the winter. Also, if you need additional help, don’t hesitate to contact plumbing contractors. A professional can educate you on how to prevent water damage at home and help with thawing plumbing, too, in the event where your pipes burst.
Should you decide to keep your outdoor hoses, then ensure that you properly insulate them. You can find insulating covers at your local hardware store or call a professional for assistance.
Install an Outdoor Cover
While it can help to disconnect your outdoor hoses, it’s always best to take extra precautions, especially when you live in an area that gets below zero temperatures during the winter. Fortunately, you can get faucet styrofoam covers that you can install in your outdoor faucets to keep them protected during winter.
Should you decide to install this yourself, make sure that you follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installations. You need to make sure that they are secure and tightly in place to avoid freezing. These styrofoam covers are inexpensive and can save you thousands of dollars in water damage.
If you’re not confident about your plumbing skills, consider hiring a plumber for assistance. We would even highly recommend getting a plumbing inspection before winter to ensure that your plumbing is in good condition. Your plumber can check your entire plumbing during the inspection and ensure you’re fully prepared for the winter.
Install a Frost-Free Faucet
To prevent faucet repair, talk to your plumber about installing a frost-free spigot, an outdoor faucet that can withstand winter temperatures. It might be best to remove the hoses as water can stay trapped there if you do this.
For any installation, it’s best to always work with a licensed plumber. Avoid hiring services from an unqualified professional as they may not have the right experience and tools to install the faucet properly. There are also risks involved in hiring unlicensed plumbers to do the job. You may get in trouble with your homeowner’s insurance when you hire unlicensed plumbers. To avoid issues down the road, call us immediately for assistance.
Call All A’s Plumbing Today to Freeze Proof Outdoor Faucet
Do you need a plumber for assistance to freeze proof an outdoor faucet or faucets? Don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our team at All A’s Plumbing and Heating of professional plumbers is committed to providing only the best top-notch plumbing services.
We can help with any plumbing repairs, maintenance or installations for both new construction and existing homes and businesses. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.