HOW TO AVOID A FREEZE UP

HOW TO AVOID A FREEZE UP

1) Keep your cold water running a slow rate. Water in motion is more difficult to freeze

2) Keep cabinets and closets open in cold areas

3) Use space heaters to heat cold areas in basements

4) Seal off crawl space accesses

5) Upgrade insulation and use pipe insulation where necessary

6) Us electric wire tape to heat trouble areas.

IF YOU HAVE A PIPE FREEZE

1) Shut off your water main. Freezing can often cause unseen cracks in pipes or joints. You

don’t want to make the problem worse.

2) Heat the frozen pipe by warming the air around it, or by applying heat directly to a pipe.

You can use a hair dryer or space heater. Do not to leave space heaters unattended. Don't

use any heater with an open flame.

3) When the pipes have thawed, turn on the water and check for cracks and leaks. We like to

place leak alarms on the ground for a 24hour period afterwards in case the pipe has been

compromised.

4) 4)Try to back feed hot water.

5) We are here to help!!

6) If your pipes are frozen, call us at 631-987- 8801. We have licensed plumbers on call and

can also help with insurance claims and clean ups if there has been a pipe break.