In the winter time, the temperature can drop so low that it can actually freeze the pipes in your house, causing them to rupture, flood your house, and cause massive water damage to your personal property. How do you prevent this from happening to your home? Well this article will give a few tips on how to insulate your plumbing fixtures.
In order to prevent even small ruptures in your pipes, which would cause you heartache either way, you will need to insulate the pipes, especially in colder areas like the attic, basement, and crawl spaces. The type of insulation that you will need to wrap your pipes in are either foam insulation, or a fiberglass insulation. To further benefit, plastic plumbing may be better to use in colder climates because it can handle the expansion when its cold better than copper or steel. Another thing to keep in mind is that you can’t keep track of the temperature in every little nook and cranny in your home, so it would be wise in the endgame to keep your home at a pretty standard temperature to keep all your pipes from freezing, and then insulate the colder areas.
Keeping these things in mind, you can save yourself some heartache and money if you keep your house at a room temperature and insulate your plumbing fixtures.