Michigan is known for its harsh winters, and that is why it is so important for the residents of Millersburg and the surrounding areas to have their home’s water pipes and sewer lines professionally winterized. Doing so will help you to avoid costly repairs in the future and prevent you and your family from experiencing any annoying problems such as frozen pipes during the winter.
Here at 45th Parallel Plumbing, we offer year-round services that will keep your pipes in excellent shape no matter what season it is. Our winterizing services can help keep you from calling a plumber in the middle of a snowstorm after your pipes have frozen or burst. They can also help save you money on repairs over time.
Don’t wait too late to get in touch with us and schedule an appointment to winterize your home. Mid-Autumn, when the temperatures start to drop, is usually the best time to consider winterizing.
What Services Are Provided?
Those who live in the Northern part of Michigan should take measures to protect their home and their plumbing system from damage. If you fail to prepare in time, you could experience serious issues.
Some of the winterizing services that we offer here at 45th Parallel Plumbing include insulating your pipes so that they are less likely to freeze. If your pipes do happen to freeze, it is important to get help as quickly as possible. Sometimes you can thaw the pipes enough using heat tape to get water moving along without any issues. However, if you are away from home or if the temperature drops overnight while you sleep, your pipes could freeze until they burst and that could lead to flooding in your home or your basement.
Our team will take care of any cracks on the exterior of your home’s foundation by filling in the holes with insulation and caulking. This will prevent the cold air from entering your home so that your pipes will be less likely to freeze.
What You Can Do to Help Keep Your Pipes from Freezing
Along with calling on us here at 45th Parallel Plumbing to help you winterize your home, there are a few additional things that you can do on your own to ensure your pipes will remain functional.
Seal off any crawl spaces and cover your vents with thick pieces of cardboard by using duct tape to keep them in place. You should seal off access to the crawl space and if your home has a basement, be sure to look out for any cracked windows that would allow cold air to enter in. You should also check the garage and utility doors for any missing insulation.
Adding more heat to cold areas of the home can reduce your risk of waking up to frozen pipes. Open your sink’s cabinet doors so that the heat from your home will enter in. And if you know that the temperatures are expected to drop to record lows you should keep your faucet dripping overnight.
This will help to reduce the pressure that can build up between your faucet and the blockage of ice. Therefore, even if your pipe happens to freeze, there is a good chance it won’t burst.
Contact Us Today
Contact us at 45th Parallel Plumbing for your home’s plumbing repair and maintenance. We look forward to working with you!