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Plumbing Tips for Cold Weather

Updated: Oct 26, 2023

Prepare Your Homes Plumbing System for Winter Weather

Preparing your home's plumbing for winter is essential to avoid costly repairs and damage caused by frozen pipes.

At French Connection Plumbing, we believe that our customers deserve nothing but the best. That's why we are committed to providing expert plumbing services that are both efficient and effective.

We have gathered some steps you can take to prepare your plumbing for the cold months ahead:

Insulate your pipes: Pipes in unheated areas of your home are more susceptible to freezing, such as those in the attic, garage, or crawl space. Insulating these pipes with foam insulation sleeves or wrapping them with heat tape can help prevent freezing.

  • Disconnect outdoor hoses: Water left in outdoor hoses can freeze and cause damage to your pipes. Disconnect and drain all outdoor hoses before the first freeze.

  • Seal air leaks: Check for air leaks around pipes, windows, and doors, and seal them with caulk or weather stripping to prevent cold air from entering your home.

  • Keep your home warm: Keep your home heated to at least 55°F, even if you're leaving for an extended period. This will help prevent pipes from freezing and bursting.

  • Open cabinet doors: Open cabinet doors under sinks to allow warm air to circulate around pipes, especially those on exterior walls.

By taking these steps, you can help protect your home's plumbing from the cold and prevent costly damage.

If you need help identifying a plumbing issue or potential issue(s), call the experts at French Connection Plumbing at (916) 833-7618. Visit us online to learn more or request a quote

Why is Autumn a good time to prepare your plumbing pipes for winter?

Autumn is a great time to prepare your plumbing pipes for winter because the weather is still relatively mild, which allows you to take care of any necessary maintenance before the temperatures drop too low.

When the temperature drops below freezing, the water in your pipes can freeze, causing the pipes to burst and potentially causing significant water damage to your home. By preparing your plumbing pipes in autumn, you can avoid these issues and ensure that your pipes are in good working order throughout the winter months.

To keep your plumbing in good condition, preventative care is key. This is also a good time to check your heating system. Ensuring your heating system is working properly before the cold weather hits will bring peace of mind.


Call French Connection Plumbing we do it all! Call or text us at (916) 833-7618 to schedule. Visit us online to learn more or request a quote


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