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Show Your Plumbing Pipes Some Love this Winter — Here’s How

Home and Garden

Salt Lake City sees its fair share of harsh winter days. And with below zero temperatures, the first thing you probably would want after experiencing the biting chill is a relaxing hot shower or bath.

But in the event you run into plumbing problems, you may just end up seeing your home with puddles of freezing water everywhere — all because of a burst pipe.

It may just be one pipe, but you are potentially looking at hundreds — even thousands — of dollars’ worth of water damage. The good news is that you can prevent this from happening to your Salt Lake City home, with the help of a reputable plumbing company.

Insulation

Having an expert guide you through proper plumbing insulation and carrying out the insulation itself is one of the best ways you can show your pipes some TLC this winter. This is especially true for vulnerable or exposed pipes.

Failure to keep them warm and protected with quality insulation greatly increases their risk of freezing, which is the number one cause of bursting.

And when they explode due to the below-zero temperature, the water they spit out can cost you a lot more than what you would have otherwise spent on high-quality insulation.

A thorough cleaning

Home maintenance experts recommend that you have your home’s plumbing system serviced at least once a year. This routine maintenance can go a long way to prolonging the life of plumbing pipes since one of its goals is to eliminate any clogs that may have developed over time.

This doesn’t just keep the plumbing system performing optimally. It also helps your water heater. It won’t have to deal with those sediment buildups that can make the heating process longer to take.

With these, you can prevent the costly effects of busted pipes this winter while also ensuring you keep enjoying all those hot, relaxing showers.