Could Your Sewage Pipes Be At Risk This Winter?

Frozen water flowing from the roof through a plastic pipe

Sewage Backup Prevention

We all worry about winter freeze-ups. No matter where you live, everyone needs to avoid pipes freezing during the colder months. Proper winter home preparation requires you to keep your plumbing and sewer lines in mind. Luckily, we’ve written this guide for you to follow in this cold season so you can avoid freeze-ups and the cost associated with them. Follow along for our favorite tips that you can use in your home to prevent disaster.

Finding Your Water Shutoff

If a freeze does occur, it’s crucial to have a plan. The first thing you need to do before calling an expert is to find your water shutoff. Many people don’t know where the shutoff is in their home, but knowing so can save you time later during cleanup. Stopping the flow of water into your pipes is critical to avoid more damage. Take some time before disaster strikes to locate the water shutoff in your home so you can easily find it under pressure later.

Evaluating Insulation

Now that we’re prepared for when disaster strikes, we can talk about the first step of sewage backup prevention: addressing your insulation. Proper insulation is critical to avoid freezing pipes. A professional can efficiently manage the installation, or you can even do it yourself. If you find that the insulation of your pipes is inadequate, it’s essential to address this issue early before temperatures drop even lower in cold months like January.

Keeping Even Temperatures

Maintaining even temperatures in your house may sound easy, but it’s usually more challenging than you think. Many factors can make some rooms much colder in your home, like closed doors, open windows, and rooms with inadequate insulation. Make sure this winter to keep even temperatures throughout your house. For you, this may range from simply closing the garage and opening the doors to your kitchen sink to installing more insulation in an area of your home. We recommend you ensure that the temperature stays even throughout the house to prevent frozen pipes.

Know that disaster may strike anyway. Sometimes, even when we prepare, we can fail to see the cause of disaster before it happens. When your pipes burst, you can rely on the experts at Royal Renovations to fully restore your home and provide you with the best service. Contact us to see how we can help you reclaim your home.

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