Do This Simple Trick To Avoid Burst Frozen Pipes Behind Your Drywall
Hi everyone, Brian here at Rocket Plumbing & Drain Cleaning. I thought I’d share a timely money saver for the neighborhood. I share this money saving tip with all my customers, and want you to have it also.
Did you know your garden hoses this winter could cost you a boatload of money in plumbing repairs?
I am in the habit, and recommend to everyone in our area also adopt it, to detach, roll up and store your water and garden hoses from the water outlets.
I’m in the habit of doing that every Halloween. We warn our Naperville and Chicago customers every year with a quick email. We know we’ve heard from a few of you that it’s helped.
Why do we bother?
That might sound strange from a plumbing company, sure. More on that later.
Freezing temperatures can make those water hoses act like conducting electricity into your house in a peculiar and costly way. Instead of electricity being moved through those hoses, think ice… and what do we know ice does in freezing temperatures? It expands.
That’s not so much of a problem for replaceable rubber hoses. But that ice, connected to the water in your lines could expand in your pipes with sufficient volume of water. That garden hose ice conducting those temperatures into the water in the pipes inside your house, could have you looking at expensive leak repairs.
Easy solution… detach the hoses.
It’s a great idea to do the above because these repairs are a real bear of a repair problem, almost always quite expensive, and are not a joy for our technicians, either. We do not enjoy putting holes in a home’s drywall for pipe replacement.
So, just a tip from your friendly neighborhood plumber… go out there now and check your hoses. Do as I do, make it a habit every Halloween. Save yourself the expensive pipe repair and replacement costs, save the agony of your walls torn up to find the leak, everyone.
Detach your water and garden hoses, and have a happy holidays.
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