Having a Pipe Burst in your home or business can cause serious damage and cause a major inconvenience to you and your family.
Under your floors and behind your walls, there's a network of water lines, drains, and pipes that make up your plumbing system. Unfortunately, sometimes your pipes can leak, freeze or burst. We're Here to Help You
If you're in need of reliable pipe repair work, you can trust A Better Plumber to provide quality service at a very affordable price. We know how serious pipe related problems can be. That's why we take a very detailed approach to everything we do. We promise to take the time to work through it so that you're left with a plumbing system functioning correctly and having peace of mind.
Call our service team today at 301-994-1000 to schedule an appointment for quality, affordable pipe repair work.
Take These Steps to Prevent Bursting Pipes
1. When it's extremely cold outside or you're expecting extremely cold weather, keep a faucet or two slowly dripping always. The water moving through your plumbing system should prevent your water lines from freezing.
2. The most common pipes to freeze are located near a window or an outside wall. Direct warm air to any colder areas of your home.
3. Most kitchen sinks are on an outside wall. Leaving the cabinet doors open will allow warm air into the cabinet preventing your supply lines from freezing. Your kitchen faucet is usually a good faucet to leave dripping.
4. Always disconnect your garden hose before cold weather arrives. Hose Bibs are designed to be freeze proof but are unable to drain if the hose is still attached.
5. Susceptible pipes can be wrapped with Heat Tape. Typically, a DIY project, you may want to consult with us to learn some best practices.
6. Eliminate any air gaps around your dryer vents, electrical wiring, and any pipes coming through your walls. Even a tiny leak can let enough cold air in to cause a pipe to freeze. Seal these leaks with caulk and/or insulation to stop the leak.
7. You should locate all the areas in your home with water lines and prevent temperatures from dropping below freezing (32') those areas.
8. If you still have concerns about your plumbing system, give us a call at 301-994-1000 and let us advise you about preventing your pipes from freezing this winter.
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