Frigid weather conditions across Minnesota and Wisconsin can cause significant damage to your home and lead to expensive repairs. Additionally, damage to your home’s plumbing can put your water softener and water quality at risk.
Fortunately, you can follow these tips to help keep your plumbing well-protected throughout this winter season.
1. Let the Faucet Drip
Standing water in your pipes can quickly freeze from the cold weather. However, you can avoid this problem by letting the faucet drip to prevent your pipes from bursting when temperatures reach freezing temperatures. Water flowing through your pipes makes it much less likely for them to freeze and can save you from expensive repair costs.
2. Install Insulation
Another way to protect your plumbing is to install insulation to keep the cold out during the winter months. A contractor can professionally install insulation to help you keep the room warmer while also protecting your plumbing from the freezing weather.
3. Adjust Your Thermostat
If you plan on being away from home for a while, it is a good idea to adjust the thermostat to a lower degree instead of turning it off. Setting your thermostat anywhere between 50 and 60 degrees can prevent frozen pipes without costing you a lot of money on your utility bill.
Following these simple tips can save you money while also protecting your water softener during the winter. If you ever experience any plumbing issues, you can always contact our team at Aquarius Water Conditioning for maintenance or repair work.
Our experienced professionals take pride in providing top-quality work and meeting the unique needs of each customer. Feel free to reach out to us at any time to learn more about our water conditioning and plumbing services!
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- Alexandria, MN
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