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Nashville, TN

by: BARTLEY BURNETTE

DOCTOR DRIPS PLUMBING

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What is the Best Material to Wrap Pipes to Keep them From freezing? Doctor Drips

When temperatures start to plummet, many homeowners tend to scramble for space heaters and insulation. This could cause them to become oblivious to other more pressing problems that the shift in temperatures could bring.
 
Specifically, many of us often forget to examine our plumbing pipes that can cause significant damages when frozen. Want to protect your home from this hazard? Read on to find out the best ways of preventing your plumbing pipes from freezing.
 

Why do burst during winter?

There’s a very simple explanation for this occurrence. As the temperatures drop, water in the pipes will eventually freeze and expand. The pipes then undergo considerable pressure and eventually burst when they can’t withstand it anymore.
 
The good news is, you can quickly identify a frozen pipe by turning on your water supply to see how much water comes out of it. If only a trickle of water outputs, then there’s a high chance that your pipes are frozen.
 

How can I prevent my pipes from freezing?

The good news is, there are several ways you can prevent your pipes from freezing! Exposing them to heat, draining them completely, and sealing up any cracks are all sufficient ways to prevent freezing. Aside from these methods, and the most common of them all, is to insulate your pipes.
 
Pipe wrap insulation usually allows the pipes to retain some heat, thereby preventing freezing. There are different types of insulation, including faucet covers, foam pipe insulation, and pipe wrap tape. You can even go for DIY insulation if you lack the time to prepare a proper form of insulation.
 

What are the best materials for DIY pipe insulation?

Some of the best pipe insulation materials are:
  • Tubular polyethylene foam
  • Tubular rubber insulation
  • Foil and foam insulation
  • Fiberglass pipe wrap kits
 
Having frozen pipes is nothing to joke about! Be sure to take proactive and immediate measures when the temperature drops to prevent your pipes from freezing. You will save your pocket plenty of money as well as spare yourself a massive headache. Give us a call today at 615-970-0047 to learn more from your local plumbing experts Doctor Drips.

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