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Simple Steps to Take Now to Protect Your Home From Frozen Pipes

- 4:55 pm - January 18th, 2019


The weather reports are predicting a winter storm this weekend culminating with a "flash freeze" on Sunday. When temperatures drop so low so quickly, there's a chance that heating and domestic pipes can freeze if not protected well. If your pipes freeze, you may not have heat or water; and if they burst, the situation will be even more dangerous and expensive to fix.

Dominick’s service department will be working around the clock to help you through any heat-related emergencies, but there are steps you can take before the storm hits to minimize your risk.

  • Keep the temperature in your house above 65 degrees and check the indoor temperature twice daily, once in the morning and once at night.

  • Drain water from your sprinklers and outdoor hoses. Leaving water in pipes that lead to your swimming pool or sprinklers often leads to frozen pipes.

  • Keep your garage doors closed.

  • During periods of extreme cold, open kitchen and bathroom cabinets to allow heated air to reach the pipes. Let water drip slightly; even a minimal flow of water through a pipe can prevent freezing.

  • Wrap your pipes in insulation – this method can keep the pipes in the unheated areas of your home, such as the basement, crawl space, attic or garage, from getting cold enough to freeze.

  • If you’re going on vacation, ask a friend or neighbor to inspect your pipes daily.

Contact Dominick if you have reason to believe your home’s heating pipes are frozen. Let our expert technicians handle it – do not attempt to thaw pipes with a torch or open flame!

Thank you and be careful.

Your Friends at Dominick

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