As the weather turns frosty, make sure faucets outside are not dripping or leaking. If you find a problem, you need to move quickly to repair it, lest the faucet crack. It does not matter if the pipes are made out of steel, copper or plastic, any water pressure from frozen water will cause them to crack. One small crack is all it takes to cause serious water damage to your home.
A quick remedy for a frozen pipe can be at your fingertips; try using a hairdryer. Using a lower level of heat, such as a hair dryer, can ensure that you fix the problem while not causing another, like a fire. It also means you don’t have to use the services of a plumber. Temperatures are dropping, so check your outside faucets for dripping in order to prevent a freezing nightmare. If the faucets have these problems, they will have to be repaired before temperatures reach the freezing point. Pipes that are made of copper, steel, or plastic are vulnerable to cracking when water freezes and increases the pressure. Even the tiniest of cracks can release enough water to cause water damage or flooding to your home. A hairdryer can help to resolve any issues you might have with frozen pipes. By using a low level of heat the task may take longer, but you will not have to face the potential danger of using more hazardous methods, while at the same time avoiding that call to the local plumber.