With another Massachusetts winter comes the potential for freezing temperatures, and freezing temperatures pose an often overlooked threat to your home: frozen pipes! It’s not just that pipes can freeze, it’s what could happen when they freeze…
Frozen pipes can lead to burst pipes
When water in the pipes freeze, it expands and causes the pipes to rupture – leading to costly water damage and plumbing repairs! Luckily, there are steps you can take to prevent frozen pipes in your home:
- Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines running through it
- Allow warm air to circulate around plumbing by opening your kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors
- Letting water drip from a faucet that’s supplied by exposed pipes can help prevent freezing
- Keep the thermostat set the same temperature night and day during the coldest days – especially during a cold snap!
- If you’re going away, don’t set the temperature any lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit
- Add insulation to attics, basements, crawlspaces, and any other locations throughout your home where pipes are present. Additionally, you can add insulation to the pipes themselves for extra protection
Taking the proper steps to preventing frozen pipes is great! However, we also provide water damage protection in case frozen pipes aren’t the cause of a potential water leak.
MacFarlane’s Connected Home Water Protection Package includes one Z-Wave Automatic Water Shut-Off Valve and five water sensors. Using these accessories, we can help in protecting your home against severe water damage.
Make your home a Connected Home with MacFarlane Energy! Contact us online today to learn more about our Connected Home services.