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Freezing Water Pipes

As winter approaches, the risk of freezing water pipes becomes a significant concern for homeowners. Frozen pipes can lead to burst pipes, water damage, and costly repairs. At ARR Contractors, we understand the importance of preventing and addressing freezing water pipes to protect your home. We will discuss the signs of frozen pipes, the risks they pose, and how to prevent and address them effectively.

Signs of Frozen Water Pipes

Recognizing the signs of frozen water pipes is crucial in preventing potential damage. Some common signs include: No running water or only a slight trickle from faucets Discolored or rusty water coming from taps Unusual noises like banging or clanking sounds from pipes Water leaks or flooding in the home

Risks Associated with Frozen Water Pipes

Frozen water pipes pose significant risks to your home, including: Water damage from burst pipes Structural damage to your property Mold and mildew growth due to moisture Increased risk of pipe bursts when pipes thaw

Preventing Frozen Water Pipes

Preventing frozen water pipes is key to avoiding these risks. Here are some preventive measures you can take: Disconnect outside water hoses and drain outdoor spigots Insulate exposed pipes, especially in unheated areas Allow a trickle of hot and cold water to run from the faucets Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warm air to circulate pipes Cover exposed pipes with foam insulation sleeves Set furnace thermostat no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit


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