To minimize leakages, check out the following plumbing tips for your home during the winter:
- Frozen Pipes – Monitor the water pressure during the winter. A change in water pressure may be the first sign of the restricted water flow caused by a frozen pipe. If you notice a drop in water pressure, call your local plumber.
- To help prevent frozen pipes, allow the faucets to drip when the temperature is at its coldest, during the evening. Let cold water trickle at a rate where the water is slightly smaller than the width of a pencil.
- Drain outdoor water faucets and disconnect outdoor water fixtures. If an outdoor hose or pipe is connected to the outdoor faucet, during a cold snap, ice can form in the hose or pipe which can build pressure within the water lines inside the house. This can eventually cause the water line