No More Frozen Pipes!

Nov 15th, 2011 | By | Category: Tips & Tricks & Handy Advice

Frozen Pipes | Wrap those pipes | Tucson Cold WeatherNow is the time to wrap your exterior pipes to prevent the burst pipes that so many in Sahuarita experienced last winter. If you are new to the area, you need to be aware that our temperatures often dip below freezing in the winter months. You can pick up inexpen- sive foam wrapping tubes and tape at most hardware stores. Wrap all exposed water pipes, and drain garden hoses to prevent them from bursting. In addition, on days when the temperatures are forecasted to dip, make sure you keep your drip irrigation systems programmed to turn on at least for a few minutes to keep water flowing through the tubes. The time and money you invest in these small projects will hopefully prevent you being added to a plumber’s waiting list this winter!