Panama City, Fla. — As the year comes to an end, temperature drops do not. The winter season brings many exciting, nostalgic activities, such as sledding, enjoying the lights around town, and sipping warm drinks with family and friends. However, there are some challenges that come with the cold weather, one of them being the threat of pipes freezing. Right now, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Northwest Florida, a 24/7 emergency plumbing company, is urging households to participate in several freeze-prevention steps this winter season.
One of the simplest and most effective ways to prevent pipes from freezing is to insulate them. This can be done by wrapping the pipes with insulation sleeves or batting, especially if they are running along an exterior wall. In addition, Mr. Rooter Plumbing advises keeping cabinet doors open to expose piping to warmer air. If possible, leave a faucet dripping slightly during cold weather, as this will help water flow and prevent it from freezing.
If a pipe has already frozen, Mr. Rooter Plumbing recommends turning on the faucet closest to the pipe to begin thawing it. If the frozen area is small, applying heat with a hairdryer may be effective. However, if the frozen area is large, it may be necessary to call a professional plumber.
These prevention steps for your pipes are sure to be effective, but should a pipe freeze still occur, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Northwest Florida can help. Known for their reliability and affordability, Mr. Rooter Plumbing offers a variety of services, such as water heater repair and replacement, drain cleaning, pipe repair and maintenance, drain clog removal, and sewer line services. For more information, give Mr. Rooter Plumbing a call today at (850) 250-0906 or visit them online at www.mrrooter.com/northwest-florida.
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Mr. Rooter of Northwest Florida
920 NE Ave
920 NE Ave Panama City, FL 32401