Line repair can be an extensive (and expensive) process, so be sure you're practicing good line maintenance in the winter months.
The first step in preventing future problems is understanding your water system and how it operates. By making a checklist of every item that uses water in your home, you can keep a record of their upkeep to prevent potential problems.
Another common problem in the winter is for underground pipes to freeze and thaw with the surrounding soil. This freezing and thawing process can cause the ground to heave and the pipes to break, creating a headache for you as a home or property owner.
Our crew from Gravel's can be called in quickly to repair and replace faulty line for you at your location. To make sure everything runs smoothly in the winter months, here are some preventative maintenance tips:
- Run one of your taps at a slow pace or drip during extremely cold days to keep water lines moving
- Insulate pipes in unheated areas (garages, basements, outbuildings)
- Keep garage doors closed to protect water lines
- Turn off outside water valves to prevent frozen pipes
- During extreme cold, maintain a steady temperature by bypassing your thermostat’s program or even turn it up a couple of degrees
- Disconnect and drain outdoor hoses to avoid frozen pipes
In the event you do have a frozen line, burst pipe, or a line repair, our crew at Gravel Grading and Excavating can help!
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